Rêves de poussière

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Rêves de poussière
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Directed by Laurent Salgues
Produced by Sahelis Productions
Written by Laurent Salgues
Starring Makena Diop, Rasmane Ouedraogo and Adama Ouédraogo
Release date
  • August 23, 2006 (2006-08-23) (Rencontres Cinéma de Gindou)
Country Burkina Faso
Language French

Rêves de poussière (English: Dreams of Dust or Buried Dreams) is a 2006 film by director Laurent Salgues.


Rêves de poussière tells of Mocktar Dicko, a Nigerien peasant, who goes to look for work in a gold mine in northeastern Burkina Faso. He hopes to forget the past in this prison, where the bars are made of dust and wind.[1]


The film was the first full-length feature by Salges.[2] The project quickly secured Avance sur Recettes and GAN Foundation funding, and gained further French and European funding since the director had obtained Burkina Faso citizenship through marriage.[1] The film was a France-Canada co-production between Athénaïse – Sophie Salbot and Corporation ACPAV inc. – Marc Daigle.[1] The associate producer was Sékou Traoré of the Burkina Faso company Sahelis Productions.[3]


A reviewer says the "opening shot reminds you of a choreographed musical—only there is no music, only silence and the sounds of workers’ tools".[4] Another critic says "Cinematographed by Crystel Fournier, images are hauntingly dreamlike. Wind-swept dust is a recurrent motif".[5] The film was nominated for the grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema - Dramatic category. It won prizes at Tarifa 2007, Amiens 2006 and Namur 2006.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "DREAMS OF DUST" (PDF). WIDE Management. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Salgues Laurent". Africine. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Productions". Sahelis. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  4. ^ "French director Laurent Salgues' debut film "Rêves de poussière (Dreams of Dust)" (2008): Infusing dignity and elegance to cinema on Africa". Moviewssansfrontieres. January 18, 2009. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  5. ^ Denis Grunes. "DREAMS OF DUST (Laurent Salgues, 2006)". Retrieved 2012-03-13. 
  6. ^ "Rêves de poussière". Laurent Salgues. Retrieved 2012-03-13. 

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