OR DE VIE (Burkina Faso/Benin/Francia, 2023, 84′)

Wednesday October 4th, 9 p.m, Cinema Massimo, Room 3

Opening of the Sub-Saharan Africa section
Event in collaboration with International Training Center – ITCILO

On Wednesday 4th October at 9 pm at Cinema Massimo, the Sub-Saharan Africa section of Job Film Days 2023 opens with the screening of the movie Or de vie by Boubakar Sangaré (Burkina Faso-Benin-France, 2023). The Malian filmmaker records the lives of adolescents who work every day in the unhealthy and unprotected gold mines of southern Burkina Faso, with rare moments of leisure. The evening is organized in collaboration with the International Training Centre – ITCILO, based in Turin.

Presenting the section and the film, a national preview, will be Giuseppe Gariazzo (film critic and contributor to Job Film Days) and Daniela Ricci (teacher and film researcher, expert in the cinematography of Africa and diasporas). This will be followed by a meeting with Rute Mendes (ITCILO Labour Policy and Analysis Programme Officer).

Admission mode: The event will be accessible through the purchase of the tickets online or at Cinema Massimo’s ticket offices.

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Director, screenplay: Boubacar Sangaré
Photography: Isso Emmanuel Bationo
Editing: Gladys Joujou
Sound: Seydou Porgo
Production: Imedia, Merveilles Productions, Les Films de la caravane

A gold mine in the south of Burkina Faso. The life of who, as teenager Rasmane and his peers, works everyday from morning to evening in the unhealthy mines without any protection a hundred meters underground. Creating an incredible relation with those around him, Sangaré shows young protagonists both at work and in rare moments of leisure, while cooking, eating together, talking about themselves, their aspirations, their growth experiences and their families.

Boubacar Sangaré (San, Mali, 1985) graduated both in law and cinema. He worked as a lawyer and as a director. Between 2012 and 2015 he produced four short films. In 2015, he directed a film for television with Gidéon Vink, Une révolution africaine, on the ten days that led to the fall of Blaise Compaoré’s regime in Burkina Faso. A Golden Life is his first feature-film. In 2011 acts in Malian Ibrahima Touré’s Toiles d’araignées.

Filmography: Au nom de l’amour (cm, 2012), Kanko L’ixelloise (cm, 2013), Dieu veille sur les vigiles (cm, 2013), Diendé, l’aventurier solitaire (cm, 2015), Une révolution africaine (coregia Gidéon Vink, doc., 2015), Or de vie (doc., 2023).