For Freedom of Movement & Fair Development!


“Africa is not poor, it is being pauperized” says the former Minister of Culture of Mali, Aminata Traoré. The rich countries of the North profit from this pauperization and at the same time they are barricading themselves more and more against migration from the South and East. Leona Goldstein, a documentary film maker from Berlin, shows the political and economic background that motivates people to migrate, taking the West African states…

…of Mali, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast as examples, always keeping the unequal relationship between Africa and Europe in mind. For example: the pressure of the world market on cocoa prices lead to a deep economic crisis in Ivory Coast, the world's biggest cocoa producer. After two military coups a war breaks out, hundreds of thousands of people have to flee. Most refugees stay in the country, or end up in the neighboring states of Mali and Burkina Faso.

You can see the film here: Au clair de la lune

Due to technical reasons, we unfortunately were not able to upload the French, respectively English, version of the film. For those who understand French, this should not be a problem, as the protagonists of the film speak French for 95 % of the time. Only some of the superimposed information in German might possibly not be comprehensible. We have to ask all those who are reliant on the English version to take a rain check a little while later. By December 21st, the problem should be solved, at the latest.

Au clair de la lune…
Realités françafricaines
Elfenbeinküste/Burkina Faso/Mali/Marokko 2006/07
40 Min., DV, subtitles in englisch, french and german
Buch, Regie, Kamera: Leona Goldstein
Schnitt: Leona Goldstein, Valesca Peters, Constant Kabore