Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, others died in the process. And a few of them say that here, nobody dies.
Simon Panay (Mâcon, France, 1993) made his first fiction short film Drôle de Guerre at 19 and received more than 50 official selections, 15 awards, and two TV screenings (Eurochannel and Shorts TV). In 2012 he shot his first documentary film in Africa, Tontines, une affaire de femmes (52min), and filmed his second documentary in 2014, Waiting for the (t)rain. This film got more than 85 official selections all over the world, and 17 awards.