Wend Kuuni (God's Gift)

Sat 25 Oct at 1.00pm

Gaston Kaboré | Burkina Faso 1982 | 1h8m | DVD | Moré with English subtitles | PG

In pre-colonial times a peddler crossing the savanna discovers a child lying unconscious in the bush. When the boy regains consciousness, he is mute and cannot explain who he is. The peddler leaves him with a family in the nearest village who adopt him and give him the name "Wend Kuuni" (God's Gift) and a loving sister with whom he bonds. Wend Kuuni regains his speech only after witnessing a tragic event that prompts him to reveal his own painful history.

This gentle fable, by one of the most celebrated directors of African cinema, emphasises the importance of traditional values in modern Africa.

Director Gaston Kaboré will be in attendance to talk to the audience after the screening.

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