Located at the heart of the Nigerian desert, Arlit was an eldorado in the middle of the Seventies. Called «The Second Paris» by its inhabitants, it owes its existence to the imperialistic impulse of French uranium extraction factories. But the drop of uranium prices and the Touareg rebellion have transformed it into a ghost town in which the old hang on to their thwarted hopes, and the young to their improbable dreams of a future in Algeria or in Europe.

Benin/F 2005
Regie: Idrissou Mora-Kpai
78 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT

2005, Archive, Documentary, Documentary Film Competition, Preis des Französischen Kulturinstitutes Innsbruck

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