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Kirikou and the Sorceress
Kirikou and the Sorceress / 1998/ 1hr&14mins / Rated U
To celebrate Black History Month 2022, we will be enjoying Kirikou and the Sorceress, a film based on West African folktales, and celebrating the art and cultural heritage of Senegal and Guinea.
The film tells the story of the inquisitive Kirikou who embarks on a quest to save his village from a curse from a mysterious sorceress, Karaba. Kirkou is a newborn infant hero who’s ready for action even before he’s born: He shouts, from inside the womb, “Mother, bring me into the world!”. The film features exquisite hand-drawn animation and a magnificent African pop score.
“It’s wonderful and rare to see an African landscape rendered for an animated film and not have any of the characters voiced by white mainstream American movie stars, or hear any Broadway approximations of African music. The rhythms of ”Kirikou” are aided by the lyric pulse of Youssou N’Dour’s score, which lends the story an airy exuberance.” Elvis Mitchell, The New York Times
After the screening there will be a creative recycled mark-making activity table. Doors & refreshments open at 3:45pm for a 4pm start. Affordable refreshments and popcorn stand on site.
This event is part of Formative Film, a National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network funded project.