In June 2022, Sabine Luning and Nii Obodai teamed up with three miners of the mining community in Gbane in northern Ghana: Lamisi Yiwaali, Zakari Imrana, and Haruna Bashiru.
Together they discussed how the miners would like to portray their lives and mining worlds and wrote a film scenario together. They thought of scenes and narratives to show the place of mining in their lives, as well as their ambitions and perspectives on the future. Later they were joined by the filmmaker and director Gideon Vink and his close collaborator Massihoud Barry. They had come from Burkina to collaborate in making this film.
This has resulted in the 15-minute documentary entitled: ‘Gold Matters in Kejetia (Gbane, Ghana) – Future makers’.
All photos courtesy of Sabine Luning.