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The Cemetery of Cinema


In 1953, Mamadou Touré directed the film “Mouramani”, a film considered as the first ever made by a black French-speaking director. However, the mystery remains. No one knows where to find a print, neither if one even exists. “The Cemetery of Cinema” is the search for that film, also an ode to cinema, both the kind we watch and the kind we make. A road-movie from east to west, north to south, a film full of love, humor and tenderness towards his peers and the new generation to come but also a quest as Souleymane marches with a sign demanding “Mouramani”’s return…


  • High on Films
    Utterly delightful
    Debanjan Dhar
  • Tilt Magazine
    Diallo also taps into the transformative power of cinema, finding compelling ways to depict how culture and community are intrinsically tied to the filmmaking process. It’s truly uplifting to see him bring cinema to a generation of children that have grown up without it,
    Prabhjot Bains

Festival Participation

  • Berlin International Film Festival - 2023
    Nominee, Panorama Audience Award Documentary Film
  • Berlin International Film Festival - 2023
    Nominee, Berlinale Documentary Award
  • Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival - 2023
  • La Rochelle Cinéma Festival - 2023
  • DocPoint Helsinki Documentary - 2024

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