Makena Diop : Moktar Dicko
Rasmane Ouédraogo: Le vieux Thiam
Fatou Tall-Salgues : Coumba
Souleymane Zouré : Paté
Joseph B. Tapsoba : Tidiane
Kadi Zerbo : Tassaba
Adama Ouédraogo : Amadé Sana
Director : Laurent Salgues
Writing credits : Laurent Salgues
Montage : Annie Jean
Music : Mathieu Vanasse, Jean Massicotte
Production : Sahélis Productions, Athénaise Productions, with the support of Fonds Francophone (OIF, CIRTEF)
Mocktar, a Nigerian peasant, comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, Africa, where he hopes to forget the past that haunts him. In Essakane, he quickly finds out the gold rush ended twenty years before and the inhabitants of this wasteland and strange timelessness manage to exist simply from the force of habit. The beautiful Coumba, however, is still courageously struggling to raise her daughter after the death of her family. Mocktar will soon be fighting not only to survive, but also to provide a better future for this mother and her child.
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