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Rêves de poussière (2006)

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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.

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Makena Diop ...
Mocktar
Rasmane Ouedraogo ...
Thiam
Adama Ouédraogo ...
Amadé Sana
Souleymane Souré ...
Paté
Fatou Tall-Salgues ...
Coumba
Joseph B. Tapsoba ...
Tidiane
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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.

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Don't miss seeing this rare and beautiful film.
4 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Director Laurent Salgues' 'Buried Dreams', opens with the strange sight of people emerging from the earth, as if planted there. This the first among many dream-like images, from Cinematographer Crystel Fournier that Salgues uses to draw us into a cinematic netherworld, skirting the line between the fantastic and a world that at times seems all too real: gritty, greedy and dangerous. The camera also reveals the landscape of an internal world, written on the faces and etched in the hearts and minds of his characters. 'Buried Dreams' is a semi-allegorical tale, its 'Everyman' is Mocktar, played with dignity and nobility by Makena Diop. Mocktar is a refugee from Niger, a 'man with a past'- like so many of classic film/literary characters: men not particularly striving for anything as much as escaping themselves through struggle and survival. Mocktar seeks employment in an Essakane mining camp, run by a greedy, and cowardly buffoon.

Here 'mines' are holes in the desert, dug straight down without supports or safety equipment. Miners are given flashlights that they strap to their heads for light and digging tools.

All of Mocktar's co-workers are digging for tiny scraps of gold in order to survive, but we learn that they are seeking a currency of another kind, dreams of a better life: marriage, escape & education, restoration of family fortune. In other words, hope. Mocktar befriends Coumba (played with quiet strength by Fatou Tall-Salgues) a young window & mother, attempting to raise her young daughter, amid the squalor and poverty of a desert work camp. Coumba dreams of sending her small daughter away to Paris, to get an education and a better life.

Don't miss seeing this rare and beautiful film.


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