Exposing The Inhumane Conditions Of Burkina Faso's Gold Mines
Gold Dust: Under Blaise Compaore's leadership, Burkina Faso's unregulated gold rush has had a devastating effect on mining conditions. This report digs deep into the industry, exposing the corruption beneath Compaore's ruling. Millions of people - including children as young as fourteen - mine in an unregulated industry for a few golden grams of hope. Marcel toils underground to support his family - but without the glittering rewards promised. “We all have hope, we hope to earn” he says, but "they rob us here...They treat the miner like an animal." 17-year old Soumaele has been mining for two years. His thin body can go to even deeper than the older men, to places where the air is impossible to breathe and the tunnels are likely to collapse. Gold promises a great deal, but in an anarchic industry, teacher Soungalo Hema fears for the future of children like Soumaele: "You try and save them", she says, "but a lot of the time it’s in vain. I ask myself 'what will happen to all of us?'"For similar stories, see: The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines https://youtu.be/0ZA5Az09Zj4Dangerous 'Rat-Hole' Mining Destroying India's Environment https://youtu.be/jEcA6jnaRekIn Nicaragua Children Work in Quarries Instead of Going to School https://youtu.be/y35aStP7BHwSubscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpicturesFor downloads and more information visit:https://www.journeyman.tv/film/6750/gold-dustLike us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpicturesFollow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNewsFollow us on Instagram:https://instagram.com/journeymanpicturesWild Angle Productions – Ref. 6750Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.