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.