Ya Wooto (World Premiere) - Northside DIY Film Competition Feature
Directed by Jenny Cartwright
68min/2014/Burkina Faso and Canada/French and Mooré with English subtitles
Sylvain did not complete grade school. That is why he dreams of getting his driver's license. With a driver's license in hand, Sylvain could drive merchandise trucks, a job which would allow him to find a wife and start a family. In Burkina Faso, you are not really an adult until you are married.
Meanwhile, he works seven days a week serving beers in one of Ouagadougou's thousands of "buvettes". Work is home for him: he sleeps in the backroom and is fed every day. He saves 100% of the 20$ he makes in a month in order to reach his goal.
In a year's time and with God's help he will have saved up enough cash to start his driving lessons.
Q&A with director Jenny Cartwrighthttps://yawoooto.eventbrite.com