Presented in collaboration with the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).
Join Cinema Politica Concordia for the Quebec premiere of No Gold for Kalsaka, a creative and politically profound film underscoring the battles of the residents of Kalsaka for survival and justice after the arrival of a multinational gold company. Director Michel K. Zongo will be in attendance for a discussion following the film.
Admission is by donation — $5 to $10 suggested. The venue is wheelchair accessible. Childcare available upon request with 24 hours’ notice. Please email Cinema Politica for more information. This screening is organized in collaboration with the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and is co-sponsored by the Sustainability Action Fund Concordia.
No Gold for Kalsaka
Michel K. Zongo / Burkina Faso / 2019 / 80 ' / French and Moré / subtitles in English
Since the dawn of time, the people of Kalsaka, a small village in the African country of Burkina Faso, have lived off the gold provided by their local mine. All of this ended with the arrival of a multinational mining corporation, which expropriated local landowners and exploited the natural resources, leaving the local people with nothing.
No Gold for Kalsaka follows the main protagonist, Jean-Baptiste, in a community that is trying to survive and claim back its dignity, as it battles the injustices inflicted upon it.