Kounandi (Burkina Faso: 2004)

Director

Apolline Traore

Cast list

Kounandi: Coty Deborah

Karim: Noufou Ouedraogo

Awa: Aminata Dao

Miriam: Olga Toe

Credits

Producer: Nicolas Cand

Executive Producer: Idrissa Ouedraogo

Music: Manu Dibango

Cinematography: Daniel Bareau

Film Editing: Nicolas Barachin

Production Design: Emmanuel Sanou

Synopsis

Kounandi is a dwarf and is rejected and abused by the people of her village because of this. Her adoptive mother, Miriam, protected her from this abuse. However, her husband accused Miriam of adultery and killed her leaving Kounandi alone. Then Kounandi falls secretly in love with Karim whom is a young man in the village, but he is already married to Awa. One night, Awa has a heart attack and falls into a coma leaving Karim very sad. Kounandi sacrifices her heart to give to Awa so that Karim can be happy.

African and Black Cinema in Los Angeles in 2004:The 12th Annual Pan African Film Festival by Steve LIGHT. Présence Africaine Nouvelle série, No. 170 (2e semestre 2004), pp. 225-234

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