Young pupils have been studying in Conakry to become good socialists under the framework of Guinea's cultural revolution.
Young pupils have been studying in Conakry to become good socialists under the framework of Guinea's cultural revolution. Among the pupils are students, tradesmen and militiamen. They are taught a variety of subjects including general knowledge and political education.
This film was shot by Visnews cameramen Louis Giminez, during one of the few instances representatives of an international newsfilm organisation have been allowed into Guinea.
SYNOPSIS: At a school in Conakry, young pupils are trained to be good socialists under the aegis of what's called the Cultural Revolution. The training courses are part of the country's effort to fight what President Sekou Toure has called networks of subversion within the country that are aiding imperialism. The pupil are drawn from many elements of society - there are students, tradesmen and militiamen attending these classes. They're taught a number of subjects including general knowledge topics and political education.
President Toure referred on Sunday to preparations for a new attack against his country. In his speech marking the 24th anniversary of the ruling Guinea Democratic Party he said the preparations were being made with the complicity of certain African states and Portugal.
These pupils are being trained by and East German teacher as part of their course.