|Directed by||Idrissa Ouedraogo|
|Produced by||Arcadia Films, Les Films de l’avenir, Télévision suisse romande, Thelma Film AG|
|Written by||Idrissa Ouedraogo|
|Screenplay by||Idrissa Ouédraogo|
|Starring||Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouedraogo, Roukietou Barry, Adama Ouedraogo, Amadé Tour|
|Music by||Francis Bebey|
|Edited by||Loredana Cristelli|
|Distributed by||New Yorker Films (U.S.)|
The film is set in a small African village. Bila (Noufou Ouédraogo) is a ten-year-old boy who makes friends with an old woman called Sana (Fatimata Sanga), who has been accused of witchcraft by her village, and has become a social outcast. Only Bila is respectful of her, and calls her "Yaaba" (Grandmother). When Bila's cousin, Nopoko (Roukietou Barry), falls ill, a medicine man insists that Sana has stolen the girl's soul. Sana undergoes a long and grueling journey to find a medicine to save Nopoko's life. Sana manages to save Nopoko's life, but is still treated as a witch. After Sana dies, the real reason why she is hated in the village is uncovered, but her love and wisdom she invested in Bila and Nopoko lives on.
- Premio de la crítica internacional (Cannes, 1989)
- "Tokyo film festival gives big cash awards". chron.com. Retrieved 2011-08-23.
- African Film Festival of Cordoba-FCAT (license CC BY-SA)
|This article about an independent film is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|
|This article related to Burkinabé film is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|