Country:Senegal 1991
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:96 Minutes
Film series:Jenseits von Europa III

Director :Touré, Moussa
Screenplay:Armandi, Michèle
 Lévy, Nathalie
 Touré, Moussa
Cinematography:Choquart, Alain
Editing:Miljevic, Josie
Music:Wague, Ali
Sound:Levert, Dominique
Cast:Camara, Abou
 Diop, Makéna
 Guéye, Khalil
 Toure, Cheikh
Production company:Valprod
 Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
  Investimage 3


Twenty years ago, in Koudougou, a hamlet in Burkina Faso, Cécile, an unwed mother who refuses to reveal the identity of her child’s father, is thrown out by her parents. She abandons her baby and disappears… The child is taken in by a family, which tries to hand him over to local authorities, to the Naaba (traditional village chief), then to the priests. Against its will, the family keeps the child fallen from the sky and calls him Wendemi (« God knows » in mooré). An ill-loved child, he will grow up against many odds. After reaching adulthood, Wendemi falls in love with Pogbi, and wants to marry her. An ambition, which proves impossible: he has no name, and society refuses to grant him official recognition… (PrinceFilm, Schweiz)