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Le loup d'or de Balolé

Culture X Change # Mini Fespaco

Friday, May 28, 2021, 6.30 pm
online via This Human World


Burkina Faso / Frankce, 2019, R.: Chloé Aïcha Boro, 65 Min., Mooré OF, Documentation, engl. Subtitles

In the heart of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, there is a granite quarry. Almost 2,500 people, adults and children, toil there under the toughest conditions. In the “hole”, as they call their workplace, they live on the edge of a society that refuses to notice people.

But in 2014 the people took to the streets and expelled long-time President Blaise Compaoré. Hopes for democratic changes and better living conditions are growing. The people in the quarry are also taking courage and no longer want to accept their exploitative employers. They organize themselves and set up their own sales department that promises more income. Solidarity instead of greed is the hopeful motto.

The film can be watched on This Human World. Free registration at the human rights film hub to watch the film for free.


Chloé Aïcha Borois a French-Burkinabe writer and director. After studying literature, she first worked as a journalist for print media and then devoted herself to film. Her third production, “Le loup d'or de Balolé”, won the award for best documentary at the FESPACO 2019 film festival.