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France / Canada, 2007 (MIFF 2007, Africa! Africa!)

Director: Laurent Salgues


“Depicting an African hell on Earth where ant-like men burrow deep into the desert and risk their lives to mine gold.” - Variety Mocktar, a Nigerian peasant travels to Burkina Faso to leave behind his mysterious past and work at the local gold mines. What he finds is a place where human life and dignity have been replaced with greed and where whole families are lost in a futile and dangerous search for gold. Buried under a thin layer of fiction, Dreams of Dust depicts the harsh reality of the Essakane mines by following a contrasting group of miners in their attempts to free themselves and restore hope for one another. Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

D/S Laurent Salgues P Marc Daigle, Sophie Salbot WS Wide Management L French, Badaga w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2006/86mins

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