Dreams of Dust

2006 Burkina Faso film directed by Laurent Salgues.

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Dreams of Dust - Rêves de Poussière - 2006 Burkina Faso film directed by Laurent Salgues.  Mocktar, a Nigerian peasant, comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northease 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 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 child.  Stars Makena Diop, Adama Ouédraogo and Rasmane Ouédraogo.  Unrated, in French with optional English subtitles.  86 minutes.

This dvd comes with a free discussion guide for classroom use.

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