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The Missing Link

A 52' documentary directed in 2011 by Pierre Meynadier

Father Emile BOMBIRI was born in Daboura, a village in the Boucle du Mouhoun region, in Burkina Faso.
Despite a strong traditional mark, he decided to became a priest, he dedicates his life to the development of his village, regardless of the religion of its inhabitants.
He is the initiator of most of the great projects, and ensures that all the communities get along and respect each other, regardless of their customs. His vision of humanity is universal.

The first immigrants arrived in Daboura in the 1940s. Since then, with every ruined harvest, other families of the Mossi ethnic group have joined them, and now the Bwaba are an indigenous minority, as they represent only 48% of the village population.

One of the first consequences of this massive immigration is difficulty in communicating: the language of the Bwaba is not understood by the Mossi, who have their own dialect and are Muslim. The Bwaba are mostly fetishists, but they also have a small community representing 20% of Catholics, the result of evangelism that began in the 1930s.

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