Now or Never

No Gold for Kalsaka

Michel K. Zongo | Burkina Faso, Germany | 2019 | 80 min | OmeU
Michel K. Zongo | Burkina Faso, Germany | 2019 | 80 min | OmeU

When Burkina Faso starts to issue mining permits in 2000, gold fever strikes. In 2008, a British mining company starts digging away the soil that's vital to the villagers’ lives in Kalsaka. The people of Kalsaka are promised a golden future, but only six years later, reality rears its ugly head: the mountains of gold have been taken from them, and they are left with nothing but polluted land. Now, facing the harsh consequences to which they're no longer naïve, they seek justice.

Credits
Director:  Michel K. Zongo
Producer:  Florian Schewe, Michel K. Zongo
30.09. - 10.10. | Online

Availability: September 30 10 p.m. until October 10 11.59 p.m. // 24h access from playback start.

 

01.10. | 21:15 | BUFA
06.10. | 20:15 | Sputnik Kino am Südstern
Credits
Director:  Michel K. Zongo
Producer:  Florian Schewe, Michel K. Zongo