Wend Kuuni (God’s Gift). 1982. Burkina Faso. Written and directed by Gaston Kaboré. Courtesy of Cinematek

Wend Kuuni (God’s Gift). 1982. Burkina Faso. Written and directed by Gaston Kaboré. With Serge Yanogo, Rosine Yanogo. Joseph Nikiema, Colette Kaboré. DCP. In More; English subtitles. 75 min.

Gaston Kaboré’s limpid fable represents one of the earliest attempts by an African filmmaker to adapt the form and rhythms of traditional storytelling to a cinematic narration—here centered on an orphaned boy adopted by the Mossi tribe in pre-colonial times. Digitally restored by the Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique.

    1. Tuesday, January 30, 2018,
      6:45 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
    2. Thursday, January 25, 2018,
      4:30 p.m.

      Introduced by Nicola Mazzanti, Director, Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique
      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2