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Wend Kuuni


The mystery of a mute child lies at the center of African filmmaker Gaston Kabore's 1982 film Wend Kuuni (God's Gift), a fable-like drama set amongst the traditional villages of Burkina Faso in the days before industrialization. Discovering the child in an uninhabited area, a traveling peddler takes the young boy to the closest village. Though they do not recognize the boy, a local family chooses to shelter the child while the village chief...more