Chicago International Childrens Film Festival
: ZARAFA / Animated Feature Film (France) / 75 min, Ages 9+
Saturday, Nov 03, 2012 3:00 PM CDT
Facets Cinema, Chicago, IL
Inspired by a true story and the beloved French children’s book, Zarafa is an adventure gorgeously animated and beautifully told. Maki, a young African boy, escapes the clutches of an evil slave trader. After outwitting his captors, Maki befriends Hassan, a soldier from Alexandria, and Zarafa, a giraffe from Africa, who help him find his good friend Soula and return to his village in Africa. With the help of old and new techniques, Maki and his friends also attempt to destroy the evil trader and help Zarafa escape from her captivity in a French zoo. The characters in Zarafa perform tremendous acts of courage while crossing Africa and Europe. Together they create a fun and adventurous story that keeps the viewers on the edge of their seats!
Screened in French, with English subtitles.
Reception at 5:00PM for screening attendees.