Ngando and Ndomé are in love. Ngando wishes to marry Ndomé but his family remind him of the traditional dowry that must be discharged. Unfortunately, Ngando is in no position to pay the dowry and is cast into deep despair by the fact that he cannot live and take care of his great love Ndome.
Ndome is pregnant and bears a child and, according to village tradition, she must take a husband – at least one who can afford to pay the dowry. The villagers agree that Ndome marry Ngando’s uncle, who is already married to three infertile women. In frightful remorse Ngando, on his traditional feast day, abducts his own daughter. A moving story of love and passion in the face of harsh rural custom and tradition.
1975: FESPACO – Winner of STALLION DE YENENGA