When Jean Claude Diallo, the first African city councilor in Frankfurt, died in 2008, a large circle of his German and African friends and colleagues were shocked. Everyone had secretly hoped that the extraterrestrial, as he was admiringly called during his time as minister in the West African country of Guinea, would outlive everyone with his supernatural, almost magical powers.
In 1986, filmmaker Malte Rauch documented in his film FRANKFURT – CONAKRY. RÜCKKEHR INS LAND DER ELEFANTEN Diallo’s return from German emigration to his native Guinea. When Diallo had to flee his country again, this time as a minister, Rauch was again on hand with his camera. WDR called the film report VOM AFRIKANISCHEN MINISTER ZUM FRANKFURTER STADTRAT. Accompanying the film portrait is the book Jean Claude Diallo. Ein Frankfurter aus Afrika, which provides insights into the personality of the former head of integration of the city of Frankfurt, into his life as a family man, friend and political companion.