Balolé, the Golden Wolf

Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2019
Format : Feature

In the heart of Ouagadougou, a granite quarry where nearly 2,500 people, adults and children, work in Dantean conditions, on the margins of a society that refuses to see them. But in 2014, the revolution went through this and blew on the minds, a wind of emancipation and hope. A certain audacity.

A film by Chloé Aïcha BORO

Burkina Faso / France, 2019, feature documentary, 1h05, Mooré with French subtitles

Duration: 65 minutes
Genre: Society
Type: Documentary
Year of production: 2019
Country: Burkina Faso | France
Release Date: 14 January 2020 (Franc
Country: Burkina Faso / France

Director: Aïcha Chloé Boro

Writer: Aïcha Chloé Boro

Music by Cyrille Aufort

Cinematography by Nathan Guillaumey

Film Editing by Héloïse Pawolida

Sound editor: Matthieu Dallaporta

Sound: Sandra N'Dayizamba

Assistant composer agent: Séverine Abhervé

Music mixer / music recordist: Cecile Coutelier

Production :
Productions métissées (Burkina Faso)
Tarmak Films (France)

with the support of
- Fonds national burkinabè d'aide au cinéma
- Fonds Image de la Francophonie
- Normandie Images (FR)

Distribution :
Sudu Connexion

- Contact :
Tarmak Films


2019 | IFDA - International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, Netherlands
* Screening: 21 November 2019

2019 | JCC - Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia
* Screening: 29 October 2019

2019 | Fespaco - Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
* Golden Stallion for Best Feature documentary


5 files


  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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