"Sanmatenga - Gold Diggers in Burkina Faso"

Margaret Porter (gporter@nd.edu)
Tue, 10 Dec 2002 11:47:34 -0800 (PST)

I've had a request for the film described below. I have not found a
distributor for this film. It is not listed in the online catalog of IWF
Knowledge and Media. Any information appreciated.

"Sanmatenga - Gold Diggers in Burkina Faso"
A film by Holger Kirscht & Katja Werthmann
IWF Knowlege and Media 2002
In 1998, the discovery of a gold mine in a village in the southwest of
Burkina Faso initiated a "gold rush". In this village, where Mossi and
Dagara farmers co-reside, the arrival of thousands of gold diggers led to
the creation of a new settlement named "Sanmatenga", which in mooré means
"land of gold". The village people as well as the speaker of the gold
diggers recount the discovery of the gold vein. The film follows the
different steps of exploiting the gold and shows the everyday life in

The event will be held TOMORROW, Thursday, Dec. 5th at 6PM in BSLC 240
(the Biological Sciences building).

G. Margaret Porter
Librarian, Reference Department
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame IN 46556

Fax: 219-631-8887
E-Mail: porter.2@nd.edu