Dust & Illusions, 30 years of Burning Man History, A Documentary by Olivier Bonin

30 years of Burning Man history. From the renegade spirits of the 1970s in San Francisco, to the multi-million dollar business the event has become, the film looks at this necessary and explosive evolution.


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30 Years of History
5 Years to make the film.

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Interview with Director Olivier Bonin (10″):

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«Love the humour and brutal honesty. Amazing collection of footage and interviews.»
«I was glad to see some balanced criticism, even though I fully support Burning Man.»
«The films stands solidly as a historical documentary.»
«This is an excellent documentary, as it’s not all starry-eyed and uncritical»
«More than a history: a well-constructed story, a daring statement, but gracefully done without anger.»
«Dust and Illusions is the only worthwhile documentary about Burning Man. Most are navel-gazing, utopian affairs.»
«I am impressed with the way this film presents its criticism. It is both tactful and nuanced