Since August 1968, Guinea's National Revolutionary Council has been creating all over the country revolutionary centres for young people between the ages of 12 and 25.
GV Ratoma Educational Centre
SV Pupil sounding gong
GV ZOOM In pupils lined up for morning assembly and flag-raising ceremony
SV Int. pupils at work in classrooms and workshops
CU ZOOM IN pupil at work on painting
CU Egg-fruit plant
GV Students at work in plantation(2 shots)
SV's and CU's pupils dancing and drum-playing (6 shots)
SV Pupils being given arms instruction (2 shots)
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Background: Since August 1968, Guinea's National Revolutionary Council has been creating all over the country revolutionary centres for young people between the ages of 12 and 25.
At these centres Guinea's young people learn ordinary educational subjects, the practical skills necessary for the country's economic development, and also find time for cultural activities such as folk dancing and painting.
The scheme owes much to the personality of President Sekou Toure, one of Africa's most forceful and independent left-wing leaders.
He looks to a programme like this to defend the country in the long term against what he regards as subversion.
In the short term, he is leading a new drive against alleged enemies of the state. A few days ago three important Guinean personalities, as yet un-named, were arrested.
President Toure said in a television interview with M. Jean Magny, Visnews Paris Bureau Chief, that the arrests were part of a campaign against a 'Guinean Fifth Column', and followed the 1969 and 1970 purges during which several Ministers were sentenced to death.
Visnews cameraman Louis Gimenez, who shot this film, is the first from an international news organization to bring out news pictures of events in Guinea for several years.