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.



Etalon d’Or documentaire – Fespaco 2019 

Prix des Droits de la Personne – Vues d’Afrique 2019
Mention spéciale du jury documentaire – Vues d’Afrique 2019*

Mention spéciale – Monde en Vues, Guadeloupe, 2019

Meilleur documentaire – URUSARO 2019

Grand Prix, Lumière d’Afrique, France, 2019