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Kirikou and the Sorceress

This screening took place on
Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 2:00pm
Yukon Arts Centre

In this beautiful animated film, a boy named Kirikou is born in a little village somewhere in Africa. He’s not a normal boy, because he knows what he wants very well. Also he already can speak and walk. His mother tells him how an evil sorceress has dried up their spring and devoured all males of the village except of one. Hence little Kirikou decides, he will accompany the last warrior to the sorceress. Due to his intrepidity and courage he may be the last hope of the village.

Kirikou depicts a precocious newborn infant who battles ignorance, and so-called evil, with endearing perseverance. This film speaks to the child within us all who yearns to express and defend the best in others and ourselves. Kirikou’s stunning visuals are accented by a traditional music soundtrack by African music giant Youssou N’ Dour.
English dubbed version. Appropriate for ages 4 and up if naturalized nudity is acceptable to parents.

  • Directed by Michel Ocelot
  • 1998, France/ Belguim
  • 74 minutes

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