Dream of Dust (Burkina Faso: 2008)

Director

Laurent Salgues

Cast list

 Makena Diop: Mocktar

Rasmane Ouedraogo: Thiam

Adama Ouédraogo: Amadé Sana

Souleymane Souré: Paté

Fatou Tall-Salgues: Coumba

Joseph B. Tapsoba: Tidiane

Credits

Writer: Laurent Salgues

Music by: Jean Massicotte , Mathieu Vanasse

Cinematography by: Crystel Fournier

Film Editing by: Annie Jean

Production Design by: Bill Mamadou Traoré

Costume Design by: Martine Somé

Synopsis

A Nigerian peasant comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, where he hopes to forget the past that haunts him. For countless hours, days and weeks on end, the employees of a mining camp burrow long tunnels into the sand in search of increasingly elusive nuggets. When one is found, economic circumstances improve for all; when the tunnels collapse, the workers lose their lives, new teams are reeled in, and the process begins anew The two ma characters are a Nigerian farmer Mocktar, still dealing with a personal tragedy. Nevertheless, he demonstrates great tenacity by climbing into the scorching tunnels each morning; and his female partner, the gorgeous Coumba, is also dealing with the unexpected death of most of her family, and her consequent need to raise her daughter on her own.

Reviews

Jugu Abraham. "Dream od Dust" Internet movie database reviews

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0899095/reviews?ref_=tt_urv

Kerala International Film Festival 2008

Nominated Golden Crow Pheasant

Laurent Salgues

 

 

Sundance Film Festival 2007

Nominated Grand Jury Prize

World Cinema – Dramatic

Laurent Salgues