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Digging for Life

Country: Qatar, Cameroon, United States, Language: English, 15 mins

  • Director: João Queiroga
  • Producer: Tome Assoue, Kevin Patrick Gorey, Pochi Tamba Nsoh, João Queiroga, Nevo Shinaar, Jesseca Ynez Simmons

CGiii Comment

Black enslavement of Black...something that is not discussed often. But, it happened, it still happens.

A mesmerising film.


Digging For Life from João Queiroga on Vimeo.

The(ir) Blurb...

"Digging for Life is a documentary film that tells the story of a Cameroonian man who finds himself trapped as a slave in the diamond fields of Angola."

A young Cameroonian attempts to pursue the dream of a better life in post-apartheid South Africa, he instead finds himself trapped as a slave in Angola.

Cast & Characters

Tome Assoue (as Self)
Tommy Germain
Stanley Glover (as Dancer)