Film Movement has picked up US rights to Laurent Salgues' France-Canada-Burkina Faso drama Dreams Of Dust.

The film centres on a Nigerian peasant who travels to the nearby African country of Burkina Faso, where he discovers the gold rush ended years ago and a brave woman and her child are among many struggling to survive.

Dreams Of Dust screened at this year's European Film Market in Berlin and at the Cannes Film Market.

Film Movement president Adley Gartenstein negotiated the deal with Loic Magneron of Wide Management.

'Dreams Of Dust is a perfect example of the type of quality film being made all around the world that will never play at a cineplex, but will be appreciated by the ever-growing population of sophisticated film fans looking for a truly heartfelt and intellectual entertainment experience,' Film Movement's chief executive officer Stuart Litman said.