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International Feature Competition

Or de vie Boubacar Sangare

Or de vie

Rasmané, also known as Bolo, is a teenage gold miner on the Bantara site in Burkina Faso. At 16 years old, his days are taken up with cooking and the back-breaking task of mining deep inside the galleries, more than 100 metres underground. Driven by his desire to find gold and secure a better future for himself, Bolo gradually loses his innocence and illusions through exposure to the brutality and ever-present danger of this life. Boubacar Sangaré immerses his camera into the overcrowded site and, without judgment, captures moments of the life shared by the gold hunters; young men who off camera, seem to have become the pawns of a voracious industry as damaging to the body as it is to nature. (MB)

With the support of the UniFrance and the Consulat général de France à Québec and in collaboration with Cinemania

competition : International Feature Competition

Or de vie

  • Country : Burkina Faso, Benin, France
  • Year : 2023
  • V.O : Mooré, French
  • Subtitles : French or English
  • Duration : 85 MIN
  • Cinematography : Isso Emmanuel Bationo
  • Editing : Gladys Joujou
  • Production : Madeline Robert
  • Music : Rémi Durel
  • Sound Design : Seydou Porgo
Filmography of Boubacar Sangare :

Au nom de l’amour (2012)
Kanko L’ixelloise (2013)
Diendé, l’aventurier solitaire (2015)

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