Les États généraux du film documentaire 2009 Plein air The Hillside Crowd

The Hillside Crowd
Berni Goldblat
2009 - Suisse/France - Couleur - 72'

A makeshift gold mine on the remote Diosso hillside in Burkina Faso has attracted a swarm of gold-diggers and dynamite blasters, healers and dealers, vendors and prostitutes, children, holy men and barbers. Living in the promiscuous closeness of a crowded and improvised gold town, these men and women are recklessly determined to find the gold that will change their lives. The film explores their desperate quest for fortune and elusive happiness. The gold rush is relentless.

Photography : Michel K. Zongo
Sound : Moumouni Jupiter Sodré
Editing : François Sculier
Production : MirFilms, Cinédoc Films, TV8 Mont-Blanc
Distribution : MirFilms (mirfilms@bluewin.ch, +41 (0)22 731 68 10)