Le Pacte / The Pact

Director: Guy-Désiré Yaméogo
Country: Burkina Faso / France
Year: 2002
Running Time: 24 min.
Language: Moré

Tinga makes a deadly pact that he will make a human sacrifice in seven years in order to build up his fortune. He finds himself having to choose between his son’s life and someone else’s when he threatens not to honor the pact.

About the Director

Guy Désiré Yameogo

Biography: Guy Désiré Yameogo is a filmmaker from Burkina Faso. He studied at La Fémis in Paris. Films include: Sol en dif (1999), Les Héritiers (1998), Faire face (1996), Si longue que soit la nuit, which won the prize of the French Cooperation at the Cannes Festival and the Special Jury Prize at FESPACO in 1997.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Le Pacte (2004)

Filmography:
Faire face (1996);
Si longue que soit la nuit (1997);
Les Héritiers (1998);
Sol en dif (1999);
Le Pacte (2002);
Quand les éléphants se battent (2006);
Danse sacrée à Yaka (2008).