1981-1990African CinemaBurkina FasoDramaIdrissa Ouedraogo

Idrissa Ouedraogo – Yaaba AKA Grandmother (1989)

A simple story about the status of old people in African society told with amazing grace”. A small african village. Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her ‘Witch’ but Bila himself calls her ‘Yaaba’ (grandmother). When Bilas cousin Nopoko gets sick it is Sana’s medicin who rescues her.

Shot in the director’s homeland of Burkina Faso, the film is both lush and minimalist, sensual and barren. Gangly trees dominate the horizon, towering with equal indifference over the scrub vegetation and the thatched mud huts and the villagers. In Ouedraogo’s hands, nature becomes an arena for myth, a sun-hammered stage for the spinning of tales.

1.32GB | 1h 25mn | 964×576 | mkv


Subtitles:English, Spanish, French, Russian


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