Me And My White Pal / Moi Et Mon Blanc

Director: Pierre Yameogo
Country: Burkina Faso / France
Year: 2003
Running Time: 90 min.
Language: French and Mooré

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In this satire, Mamadi, an African student in Paris, finds a stash of drugs while working as a parking attendant. When he and his white pal try to make a fast buck, they are found out by the dealers and flee to Mamadi’s home country, Burkina Faso. They do not know their arrival has started their adventure.

About the Director

Saint Pierre Yaméogo

S. Pierre YaméogoBiography: Saint Pierre Yaméogo was born in 1955 in Koudougou, Burkina Faso. His first feature film, Laafi, was selected in 1991 for the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival. Wendemi, his second feature film, was awarded a prize at the FESPACO 1993 and selected for the Cannes Un Certain Regard section. Yaméogo divides his time between Ouagadougou and Paris, where he has created his own production company, Dunia Production. Dunia has produced films by various African filmmakers including Dani Kouyate, Guy Désiré Yaméogo, and Missa Hebie.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Laafi – Tout va bien (1993, 2005);
Wendemi (2005);
Silmande – Tourbillon (2005);
Moi et mon blanc (2003);
Delwende (2006).

Dunia (1987);
Laafi – Tout va bien (1991);
Wendemi, l’enfant du bon Dieu (1993);
Silmande – Tourbillon (1998);
Moi et mon blanc (2003);
Delwende (2005);
Bayiri, La Patrie (2011).