Digging for Life

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Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Thu, Apr 29, 2021 10:00 AM
Free diver Kiki Bosch takes us on breathtaking journeys into sub-zero waters, from the iceberg fjords of Greenland to the frozen lakes of Finland, pushing the limits of human endurance as she heals from the trauma of sexual assault.
Film Info
Country Listing:Cameroon
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Shorts
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Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):João Queiroga
Producer(s):Adiang Assuoe Thomas Germain
Jesseca Ynez Simmons
João Queiroga
Executive Producer(s):Kevin Gorey
Editor(s):João Queiroga
Cinematography:Jesseca Ynez Simmons
Laurent Youmndingouetmoun
Sound:Collin Susich
Alex Inglizian


Toma Assuoe leaves his home in Cameroon for post-apartheid South Africa. Expecting to find a new El Dorado for Black Africans, he quickly realizes there is no such place; instead, he is sold into slavery by crooked Angolan police and is set to work digging for diamonds. This is an astonishing portrait of strength and resilience forged through fire. Eileen Arandiga

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