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  •   Emma De Swaef, Marc James Roels
  •   Belgium, France, Netherlands
  •   Spotlight: Women in Cinema, World Cinema
  •   Animation, Historical

Synopsis

“If there’s any justice in the animation awards world, it should get all the awards it deserves, for it is easily one of the best films of the year.” –Zippy Frames

Set in the Belgian Congo, this breathtaking stop-motion animated feature chronicles the legacy of European imperialism. Following five charming, eccentric characters and their interrelated stories, the film delves into the mysteries, mythologies, and cruelties of 19th century colonial Africa. Preceded by Guaxuma (Brazil/France), a moving portrait of memory, time, and place rendered with stunning technique and animated grains of sand.

  •  Aka, Flemish, French, Malinke with subtitles
  •  60 minutes

Screenings

No screenings currently scheduled

Media

Sponsors

Women in Cinema Program Sponsor

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Women in Cinema Program Patron

Jeanne Randall Malkin Family Foundation

Cultural Partner (Guaxuma)

Ancine, the Brazilian Film Agency
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