Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In 1984, after thirteen years of silence on the subject, the director, David Achkar, learned that his father Marof Achkar had been shot by the military government of Guinea, only a few years after he was charged in 1968 with "treason." His crime was apparently that he was too well informed and too prominent for someone outside the ruling clique. Previously, he had been a dancer in the Ballets Africains and was later Guinea's ambassador to the United Nations. This combination documentary/docudrama tells the story of the senior Achkar's life and death.
dance [art], assassination, military-rule, political-conspiracy, ambassador [political], treason