Rasmané, alias Bolo, 16, is a teenage gold miner at the Bantara site in Burkina Faso. Like all teenagers of his age, he is playful and dreamy. His chances of finding work should be increased by paying for additional training so that he can do the mechanics of these same machines for 10 months. This dual competence would facilitate his professional integration and the obtaining of decent work.
Farma Missa (14 years old). Missa (14 years old) has been fatherless since September 2022. Her mother cannot support his return to school. The production tries to do it but will not be able to do it for more than 3 years while Missa is only in CM2. Additional means would be needed to pay for his studies and his daily expenses until he obtains the baccalaureate.
Sambo (20 years old) is Bolo's cousin. His father does not work and neither does his mother. It is a family of shepherds whose village of origin is under terrorist embargo. Sambo has never been to school. All that is accessible to him is work in gold panning. But we believe that it is possible to accompany his effort and get him out of this environment with qualifying training. He agrees to train if we pay it for him. We think that financing a qualifying training either in the driving of heavy goods vehicles or in c
Dramane (15 years old) has an alcoholic father and a mother who does not work. Even if the father is not violent, he does not concern himself with the future of his son. Dramane era of gold panning site in site. We think to support his effort by having him learn a job that would help him meet his needs without having to go into the gold business. It is possible to finance qualifying training in metal carpentry for Dramane. If the means for this help are sufficient, we will help him acquire equipment.
Boubacar Sangaré is a filmmaker, author and director, from Burkina Faso. He directed 4 short films and co-directed a feature documentary for TV. A Golden Life is his first feature documentary for cinema. He is currently developing several other projects.
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In Burkina Faso, in the gold-digging site of Bantara, Rasmané, 16 years old, descends more than 100 meters deep in artisanal mines to extract gold. Anxious about accidents, Rasmané makes his way in this world of fierce adults in the hope of one day becoming emancipated…