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Burkina Faso

Warrior Marks.

A film by Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar. A poetic and political film about female genital mutilation. Includes interviews with women from Senegal, Burkina Faso, Gambia, the United States, and England. 1993. 54 min.
See also:
Walker, Alice. Warrior Marks: Female Genital Mutilation and the Sexual Blinding of Women / Alice Walker and Pratibha Parmar. 1st ed. New York: Harcourt Brace, c1993. (UCB Bancroft GN484 .W35 1993; UCB Grad Svcs XMAC.W18.W37 Modern Authors Collection; UCB Main GN484 .W35 1993; UCB Moffitt GN484 .W35 1993)

Wend Kuuni (Le don de Dieu; God's Gift) (Burkina Faso, 1982)

Directed by Gaston Kabore. In the literary tradition of African tale, this film is the story of a little boy whose traumatic experiences cause him to lose one family and find another. The action takes place in Burkino Faso on the West African savannah in pre-colonial times. In More with English subtitles. 70 min. ; Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database
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With These Hands: How Women Feed Africa.

A documentary presenting the stories of three women from three African countries: Burkina Faso, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Each woman tells in her own words of the struggle to feed her family. 1987. 33 min.

Yaaba (Burkina Faso, Switzerland, France, 1989)

Directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo. A young girl and her cousin Bila happen upon an old witch outcast by their village in Burkina Faso many years before. Although forbidden by his parents to have any contact with the old lady, Bila is drawn to her mystique and the fear she brings to the village. In More with English subtitles. 90 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Yeelen: Brightness. (Mali | Burkina Faso | France | West Germany, 1987)

Directed by Souleymane Cisse. Shows the destructive conflict between a father and son who vie with each other for knowledge of the secrets of nature. In Bambara wih English subtitles. 105 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

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Description from Kino catalog

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Zan Boko: Homeland. (Burkina Faso, 1988)

Directed by Gaston Kabore. A rural family's world is brutally disrupted when their ancestral village is absorbed by the expanding boundaries of their country's largest city. In More with English subtitles. 92 min.
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