Eugène Gabana Le Pétrolier / orig. version

  • France

A chronicle of resourcefulness, a survival manual in a HIPC (Heavily Indebted Poor Country), Eugène Gabana Le Pétrolier tells the story of a poor youth in today's Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. We are introduced to the daily life of Eugène, a small "affaire man" in his neighbourhood, who strives to make a living out of tiny bits and great wits.

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  • Original Title
    Eugène Gabana Le Pétrolier / orig. version
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Jeanne Delafosse
  • Editing
    Florence Bresson
  • Sound
    Jeanne Delafosse
  • Runtime
    59 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • France
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Cinéma du réel (Paris)
    • Festival Visions du Réel (Nyon)
    • Open City Doc (London)
    • Mediterranean Film Festival (Siroki Brijeg, Bosnia-Hercegovina)
    • Kassel Documentary film festival (Germany)
    • Festival dei Popoli (Florence, Italy)
    • Festival international du film d'Amiens
    • Festival international du film d'Afrique et des Iles (Ile de la Réunion)
    • Festival Sans Canal Fixe (Tours)
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