The Golden Wolf of Balolé

The Golden Wolf of Balolé

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At a quarry in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, around 2,500 men, women and children break stones all day long. It’s backbreaking, monotonous work for appallingly low wages. The miners are a forgotten group, living in medieval conditions. But when the young filmmaker Aïcha Boro visits them, what she finds isn’t just abject misery, but also dignity, resilience, love and humor. A contagious optimism prevails in this frank portrait of people who refuse to be marginalised.