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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival | Black Out

April 8, 2017 | 4:40 pm - 5:30 pm

The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is an annual international event dedicated to the theatrical exhibition of nonfiction cinema. Each spring, Full Frame welcomes filmmakers and film lovers from around the world to historic downtown Durham, North Carolina, for a four-day, morning-to-midnight array of nearly 100 films, as well as discussions, panels, and Southern hospitality. Set within a few city blocks, the intimate festival landscape fosters community and conversation among filmmakers, film professionals, and the public.

Black Out

School children in Guinea are willing to make enormous sacrifices for their education in hopes of escaping the circumstances of their parents. Determined to do well on their exams, but lacking electricity at home, many young students walk miles to study beneath the glow of parking lot, airport, and gas station lights. Eva Weber’s incredibly photographed film explores these surreal images of students who hit the books not in the quiet and comfort of a library but on the cold pavement of bizarre and makeshift urban study halls. More personally, Weber documents the hopes and circumstances of several individual children and the teacher who does his best to support their efforts. These accounts also reveal the danger of this nightly pilgrimage, which may or may not ultimately lead to a better life. ST


Eva Weber


Claire Neate James, Kat Mansoor


Emiliano Battista, Eva Weber


Mattias Nyberg

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Run Time

47 minutes


North American Premiere

Location: DAC (for venue information, visit


April 8, 2017
4:40 pm - 5:30 pm
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Durham Arts Council
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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