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 Bilas cousin Nopoko gets sick it is Sana's medicine who saves her.
Genre: Drama, Family
Director(s): Idrissa Ouedraogo
Production: Arcadia Films
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

Mother, I miss you...

if only you could come back...

Say what you will...

she won't return.


the old woman is behind us...

Don't be afraid, she's leaving.

Is she really a witch?

I don't know...

but that's what everyone says.

She's following us!

Coward! Let's go...


I'm going to hide...

If you can find me,

I'll give you two coins.


One, two, three...

four, five, six, seven...

eight, nine, ten, eleven...

twelve, thirteen,

fourteen, fifteen...

sixteen, seventeen, eighteen...

nineteen, twenty...

I'm starting now...

I've got you...

I don't want any trouble...

I want my money!

So she helped you...

You tricked me...

There's nothing else we can do.

I'm telling the truth...

It was Bilgo's son

who set fire to the granary...

I saw him...

Noaga, you're drunk again...

You are all hypocrites...

Enough of your insults...

It's your mockery that makes

him drink so much...

You should be a little

more understanding...

The witch...

She is the cause

of our misfortune...

We should

drive her from the village!

Pegda, you're a cruel woman.

We will all help him.


The old woman is innocent.

What did you say?

Nothing at all.

Stop talking foolishness.

Go on and get your mother...


what makes you think Sana

had nothing to do with the fire?

Nopoko and I were at the cemetery...

and she was there too...

I have forbidden you to go

to the cemetery...


stop squawking about it...

Don't start up again.

Koudi, greetings...

Razougou, what do you want?

I have a husband now...

leave me in peace.

I love you,

leave that drunkard and

come away with me...

You haven't changed at all...

I love you, too...

Go on, we'll see each other later.

Now pay attention...

there's a lovely present for

whoever guesses correctly...

Who walks like this?

I know who...

It's Noaga, the alcoholic,

when he's drunk...


you've guessed it.

Nopoko will be your wife.


here is your husband.

I don't want her...

My money...

Who do you think you are?

You little shit!

There's the witch!

Come on!

I've hit her...

Stupid ass!


Stay out of this...

Grab his feet!

You fight dirty...

Get lost, bastard!

That's enough!

Stop it!

You Bila, and you Noraogo,

be careful...

I've got my eye on you.

Now get going, clear off!

Come on,

I'll show Tibo who

he's dealing with!

Tibo, listen...

Let me settle this score

with that bitch!

Forget about it.

That woman looks for trouble.

He's right.

Forget about it.

You hear what she's saying?

Don't listen to her.

You're a coward,

let's see how you do against me!

You helped Bila to beat up

my children, you pig!

Let's get out of here.

Calm down.


I want you...

Wake up...

An impotent fool,

that's all you really are...


I thought you wouldn't come...

I can't stay out long...

Let's go!


It's a surprise.

You should leave that drunk...

I can't...

It's a family matter...

Even if he is a fool,

he is still my husband.

Let's hurry,

we don't have much time...



Son of a bitch...

if I catch you,

I'll strangle you!


A thief... and it is all

your fault. Like mother, like son!


Come back here!

Open the door!

First of all,

take back what you just said.

Are you going crazy?

You know I'm not!

I'm sorry...


Please forgive me...

My beauty, open the door

and I will give you presents...

You're telling me stories...

No, I'm sincere.

In that case...

Ah, that's life!


Here you are.

Where did you get that?

Did you steal it?


Uncle Tibo gave it to me.

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