Director: Apolline Traoré
Country: Burkina Faso
Year: 2003
Running Time: 49 min.
Language: Djoula


Orphaned and rejected by her village for being a dwarf, Kounandi falls in love with Karim, a kind-hearted man who aids her. However, Karim is already married, which causes quite a problem within the village itself.

About the Director

Apolline Traoré

Apollina TraoréBiography: Apolline Traoré was born in 1976 in Burkina Faso. She studied film at Emerson College in Boston. Her first short film, The Price of Ignorance won the Prix du Jury at the Pan African Film Festival in Ouagadougou. She also wrote and directed a television series of 20 episodes called Monia et Rama in 2002.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Kounandi (2005).

The Price of Ignorance (2000);
Kounandi (2003);
Sous la clarté de la lune (2004);
Moi Zaphira (2013).