Dreams of Dust
Mocktar, a Nigerien peasant, comes looking for work in Essakane, a dusty gold mine in Northeast Burkina Faso, Africa, where he hopes to forget the past that haunts him. In Essakane, he quickly finds out, the gold rush ended twenty years before, and the inhabitants of this strange timeless wasteland manage to exist simply from force of habit. The beautiful Coumba, however, is still courageously struggling to raise her daughter after the death of her family. Mocktar will soon be fighting not only to survive, but also to provide a better future for this mother and her child.
Bonus short: Dreamer, directed by Raymond E. Speiss Jr.
Sound: Stereo 2.0
- "A beautiful tale...this film truly respects the rhythm of life."
- "Perfectly crafted! Striking cinematography!"
- "There is a haunting quality to Mocktar's story that rewards close attention."
Awards & Recognition
Venice Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival
Melbourne Int'l Film Festival
Pan African Film Festival
Chicago Int'l Film Festival
Global Peace Film Festival
Whitehead Int'l Film Festival
Central Michigan Int'l Film Festival