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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.

• 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)

Mora-Kpai, Idrissou
Copyright Holder
Smile Film Sales
77 min.
Year of release
French, Bariba, Hausa, Tama
Country of production

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