Kripan’s Cause (La causa de Kripan)
A EUNIC Film Festival 2014 Screening
Friday, 12 September, 18h00 – Free Entry
Drama, directed by Omer Oke, Spain 2009, 86 min. Language: Spanish with English subtitles
Alassane is a young man from Burkina Faso living in Spain. One day, he gets a call from his brother Ali to tell him that his parents have decided to circumcise his six-year-old daughter, Bintou. The ceremony is scheduled to take place in a week’s time and Alassane is utterly opposed to the rite. However, he needs to stay another six months in Spain to be eligible for a residence permit. If he goes home, he won’t be able to come back and he will be throwing away the dream which he has fought for so hard.
Alassane est un jeune homme originaire du Burkina Faso qui vit à Kripan (Pays Basque, en Espagne). Un jour, il reçoit un appel de son frère Ali, resté au village, qui lui apprend que ses parents ont décidé d'exciser Bintou, sa fille âgée de 6 ans. Il est contre cette pratique et ne veut pas qu'on mutile sa fille. Mais s'il repart, il perd son titre de séjour en Espagne et son rêve de s'y installer.