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Title Wend Kuuni (God's Gift). [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2015.
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 68 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
Event Originally produced by California Newsreel in 1982.
Summary Wend Kuuni is a landmark in African filmmakers' attempts to "return to the sources" of their culture, to recover a "usable" African past to solve the problems of the African present. Filmmaker Gaston Kaboré adapts the measured rhythms of traditional African storytelling to create an authentically African cinematic language. He retells an ancient fable about a mute, memoryless orphan, driven from his homeland, who is renamed Wend Kuuni ("God's Gift") by the grateful village which adopts him. Kaboré uses this simple tale to demonstrate that traditional Mossi values can still provide answers to many problems besetting modern Africa, fractured by rural dislocation, refugees and political conflict.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Women -- Africa -- Social conditions.
Rural women -- Africa -- Social conditions
Women, Black -- Africa -- Social conditions.
Genre Documentary films.
Added Author Kaboré, Gaston, 1951- film director.
Kanopy (Firm)
Music No. 1139785 Kanopy
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