Les derniers pionniers

chercheurs opales - copieLes derniers pionniers (The last pioneers)

22 minutes, New Caledonia, 2014

French Version

Directed by Jenny Briffa

Produced by Têtemba Productions & France 2

At the heart of the Australian desert, the small town of Coober Pedy seems to be something out of a western… There are no gold-diggers here, but people from all over the world are looking for opals. This isolated village provides 80% of the opals sold in the world and swarms with men who dream of making their fortune. In the name of this dream, they are ready to face the living conditions of the Outback : dust storms, swarms of flies and temperatures that exceed 50° C in the summer.