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Yaaba

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama, Family
Release Date:January 1, 1989
Running time:90 minutes
Cast:Fatimata Sanga, Noufou Ouédraogo, Roukietou Barry, Adama Ouédraogo, Amadé Toure
Director:Idrissa Ouedraogo
Writer:Idrissa Ouedraogo

Description: The title of the Burkina Faso-produced Yaaba translates to Grandmother. That character, played by Fatimata Sanga, has been accused of witchcraft by her village. In fact, Sanga is a kindly, serene old woman, perhaps the wisest person in the community. Only Bila (Noufou Ouedraogo), a troubled and troublesome young boy, is respectful of her. Though he isn't related to her in any way, he regards her as his grandmother, and addresses her as such. When Bila's cousin, Nopoko (Roukietou Barry), falls ill, a medicine man insists that Yaaba has stolen the girl's soul. Though it is she who undergoes a grueling journey to find a medicine that will cure the girl, the villagers are still convinced that she is a sorceress of some sort. Only after Yaaba's death do we discover why her neighbors fear and despise her so-and, on a happier note, we are assured that the love and wisdom that Yaaba has invested in Bila and Nopoko will live on as long as they do. Yaaba was the 1989 winner of the International Critics Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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