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The Child and the Cayman

L’Enfant et le Caïman

Directed by Moustapha Dao
Burkina Faso, 1991


A cayman is lost in the bush, and asks a child for help; in exchange, he promises not to eat him. But once the child has helped him get back in the water, he refuses to keep his promise. This story, from African oral tradition, was written down by Moustapha Dao; it is a mixture of dream and Fiction.

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The Child and the Cayman Directed by Moustapha Dao