Yaaba (Grandmother), a 1989 film by Burkina Faso in Moore with English subtitles will be shown at Plymouth State College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 18.
Yaaba, accused of witchcraft by her village, is really a kind old woman. However, only Bila, who regards her as his grandmother, is respectful of her. When a young woman falls ill, a medicine man insists that Yaaba has stolen her soul. Only after Yaaba’s death do we discover why her neighbors feared and despised her. On a happier note, we are assured that the love and wisdom that Yaaba has invested in Bila will live on.
Refreshments and discussion will follow the film, which is presented free of charge at the Frost Academic Commons on School Street.
Other films in the series are:
Autumn Tale, October 18, 7 p.m. French with English subtitles
The Thief, November 15, 7 p.m. Russian with English subtitles.
For information contact Gisela Estes, 603-536-2176 or Horst Freyhofer, 603-535-3634.