Wendemi, The Good Lord’s Child / Wendemi, l’Enfant du Bon Dieu

 

Director: S. Pierre Yameogo
Countries: Burkina Faso
Year: 1993
Running Time: 93 min.
Language: Mooré

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Twenty years ago Wendemi was abandoned by his unwed mother. Now grown up, Wendemi has fallen in love and wants to get married, so he decides to travel to the capital, where he hopes to find his mother, who alone can tell him the truth about his birth.

About the Director

Saint Pierre Yaméogo

S. Pierre YaméogoBiography: Saint Pierre Yaméogo was born in 1955 in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. His first feature film, Laafi, was selected in 1991 for the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival. Wendemi, his second feature film, was awarded a prize at the FESPACO 1993 and selected for the Cannes Un Certain Regard section. Yaméogo divides his time between Ouagadougou and Paris, where he has created his own production company, Dunia Production. Dunia has produced films by various African filmmakers including Dani Kouyate, Guy Désiré Yaméogo, and Missa Hebie.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Laafi – Tout va bien (1993, 2005);
Wendemi (2005);
Silmande – Tourbillon (2005);
Moi et mon blanc (2003);
Delwende (2006).

Filmography:
Dunia (1987);
Laafi – Tout va bien (1991);
Wendemi, l’enfant du bon Dieu (1993);
Silmande – Tourbillon (1998);
Moi et mon blanc (2003);
Delwende (2005);
Bayiri, La Patrie (2011).