Skip to main content

END OF THE RAINBOW

Australia / France, 2007 (MIFF 2008, Africa! Africa! )

Director: Robert Nugent

END OF THE RAINBOW

Where there is gold, there will be gold- diggers…

The transportation of an entire industrial gold mine from one side of the world to a remote area of Guinea, West Africa, is an epic logistic and filmic event. It's also an enormous social and economic upheaval for a desperately poor region that has long relied on gold to survive. A fascinating study of labour - from both a Western and African perspective - this documentary reveals the complexities for the local inhabitants as they try to balance traditional cultural practices with a new way of working. Relations with the new mine owners are colourful, feisty and full of hope for a brighter future. Features a soundtrack of traditional West African music.

D Robert Nugent P Mitzi Goldman, Jean Pierre Gibrat, Michel Zwecker S Rachel Sanderson, Robert Nugent WS Doc & Co L English, French, Malinke w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2007/83mins

See also...

DREAMS OF DUST

“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 ... More »

RETURN TO GOREE

“The place where my fathers died, return to the land of Gorée, the place where my mothers cried, return to the land of Gorée.” - Harmony Harmoneers African singer Youssou N'Dour takes an epic ... More »

WAITING FOR HAPPINESS

The major African film of the decade. Set in a Mauritanian coastal town that functions as a transit point, filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako's Waiting for Happiness is a poignant and poetic reflection ... More »

MAPANTSULA

Mapantsula was the first anti-apartheid feature film by, for and about black South Africans. Filmed inside Soweto, Mapantsula tells the story of Panic, a petty gangster who spends his days grafting ... More »

WE ARE TOGETHER

Filmed over three years, this remarkable story sees a group of children use soaring music to overcome hardship and loss. Life has not been easy for 12 year-old Slindile and her friends at the Agape ... More »

CONGO RIVER: BEYOND DARKNESS

The wild, natural beauty of the Congo and the people who call this river home are the subjects of Thierry Michel's exotic documentary. Journeying from the mouth to the source of the world's greatest ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director