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7.6
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85 Ratings

YAABA

Directed by Idrissa Ouedraogo
Burkina Faso, Switzerland, 1989
Drama

Synopsis

A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her ‘Witch’ but Bila himself calls her ‘Yaaba’ (grandmother). When Bila’s cousin Nopoko gets sick it is Sana’s medicine that saves her.

Synopsis

A small African village. The story focuses on Bila, a ten year old boy who befriends an old woman, Sana. Everybody calls her ‘Witch’ but Bila himself calls her ‘Yaaba’ (grandmother). When Bila’s cousin Nopoko gets sick it is Sana’s medicine that saves her.

YaabaDirected byIdrissa Ouedraogo

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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
1989 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize
1989 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

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