Isaac Mbuyi, a young Congolese man from Katanga, is 21 years old and works as a ‘creuseur’, or excavator. this means that he digs up cobalt using his bare hands or just a spade, in the abandoned mines in the once flourishing town of Kolwezi. Isaac’s dream is to go to university and through excavating he hopes to earn the money he needs to achieve this. but things are not that simple. the work is arduous and highly dangerous and moreover, excavators are an easy target for malafide dealers and profiteers. Isaac’s motto however is ‘qui ne risque rien, n’a rien’ (nothing ventured nothing gained) but he doesn’t realise that his story will come to a bitter end.
|Title||Wherever there are people, problems are never lacking|
|Original title||Pale Peko Bantu, Mambo Ayikosake|
|Year of production||2008|
|Editing||Bram Van Paesschen|
|Music||Peter Van Laerhoven|
|Running time film||96'|
|Release format||Beta Digit|
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Last edited on 20 March 2012