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Arlit: Second Paris by Mora-Kpai, Idrissou

Arlit, once was a booming uranium-mining town in Niger. In Arlit are living migrants from different parts of Africa and the Tuaregs who live there. In Arlit, to which is often referred to as a “Second Paris” is no work for the people and a lot of them wait to undertake the hazardous journey to Europe. In the last part we watch the health concerns of the mineworkers, pollution, and the illness due to radiation.

Awards
• 2008 Arlit – Best Documentary in the 14th festival “Regard sur le cinema du monde”, Rouen (France) • 2006 Arlit – Best Documentary in the 3th Muestra de Cine Africano de Tarifa (Spain) • 2006 Arlit – Best Documentary in the 4th International Film Festival of Ouidah (Benin) • 2006 Arlit – One-World Film Preis, North-Rhine Westfalia (Germany) • 2005 Arlit – Award “Amiens Metropole” in the 25th Amiens International Film Festival (France) • 2005 Arlit – Best Documentary, TV5 Award in the 20th Namurs International French Speaking Film Festival (Belgium) • 2005 Arlit – Best Documentary of the 15th African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival, Milan (Italie) • 2005 Arlit – Price of the French Institut in the 14th Innsbruck International Film festival (Austria)

Director
Mora-Kpai, Idrissou
Producer
Smile Film Sales
Duration
77 min.
Year of release
2005
Language
French, Bariba, Hausa, Tama
Country of production
76,158

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