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Cinéma Première – Kirikou And The Sorceress‏

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Cinéma Première – Kirikou And The Sorceress‏


Cinéma Première

Presents


A film tribute to unsung heroes and heroine


KIRIKOU
And the Sorceress


Directed by Michel Ocelot

France, 1998, 74 min


Saturday December 20 – 10 AM


At The Prytania
5339 Prytania, New Orleans, LA 70115

http://www.theprytania.com/

AFRICAN FOLK TALE
A folk tale is a traditional tale or legend originating among a particular people, handed down, especially by word of mouth, and sometimes in written form.


Synopsis
A tiny voice is heard from inside the womb of a pregnant woman : « Mother, give birth to me ! »

« A child who can speak from his mother’s womb can give birth to himself », replies the mother.

And so a little boy is born, cuts his own umbilical cord and declares : « My name is Kirikou »

The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell: the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed, the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared.

« She eats them ! », the superstitious villagers declare….

Karaba is a stunning and cruel woman, surrounded by fearless and servile fetishes. But no sooner has Kirikou delivered himself from his mother’s womb than he wants to rid the village of Karaba’s curse and understand the cause of her wickedness.

His adventure-filled voyage leads Kirikou to the Forbidden Mountain, where the Wise Man of the Mountain, who knows of Karaba and her secrets, awaits him.



Opening
The screening will be preceded by a performance of The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra (GNOYO – Sinfonia)
under the direction of Dr. Kent Jensen.

A reception, generously offered by Whole Foods, will follow

Entry is free, but seating is limited

To make a reservation, call Nola at 504-202-6459
or email noafest @ neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org

Happy Holidays to the children of New Orleans and to the children in all of us
Lebon, Lipon!
Amoon na fi, Danna am!

It is with these magic words that stories begin in the country where I was born.
So, on this eve of the winter holidays,
I invite the children of New Orleans to gather round
To come hear Kirikou, who is anxious to change the world and who tells his mother …
Mommy, give birth to me !
So, kids, mommies, daddies, aunties and uncles, let’s all sing …
Lebon, Lipon!
Kirikou is not big, but he’s brave!
Kirikou is little but he’s my friend…
And we’ll learn from the Wise Man of the Mountain how to listen to the breath of the wind and the counsel of flowers
Then, with Kirikou we’ll stand up for a better world!

See you at The Prytania!

Joseph Gaï Ramaka
Festival Director

New Orléans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival
http://neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org/index.php

Additional Screening

Friday December 19 – 9:30 am (in French)

This screening, intended for children in bilingual schools, will be organized in cooperation with schools wanting to offer their students an experience of French immersion.


New Orléans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival
2670 Havana Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
noafest @ neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org
http://neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org
1 (504) 942 85 42

English

Cinéma Première – Kirikou And The Sorceress‏


Cinéma Première

Presents


A film tribute to unsung heroes and heroine


KIRIKOU
And the Sorceress


Directed by Michel Ocelot

France, 1998, 74 min


Saturday December 20 – 10 AM


At The Prytania
5339 Prytania, New Orleans, LA 70115

http://www.theprytania.com/

AFRICAN FOLK TALE
A folk tale is a traditional tale or legend originating among a particular people, handed down, especially by word of mouth, and sometimes in written form.


Synopsis
A tiny voice is heard from inside the womb of a pregnant woman : « Mother, give birth to me ! »

« A child who can speak from his mother’s womb can give birth to himself », replies the mother.

And so a little boy is born, cuts his own umbilical cord and declares : « My name is Kirikou »

The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell: the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed, the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared.

« She eats them ! », the superstitious villagers declare….

Karaba is a stunning and cruel woman, surrounded by fearless and servile fetishes. But no sooner has Kirikou delivered himself from his mother’s womb than he wants to rid the village of Karaba’s curse and understand the cause of her wickedness.

His adventure-filled voyage leads Kirikou to the Forbidden Mountain, where the Wise Man of the Mountain, who knows of Karaba and her secrets, awaits him.



Opening
The screening will be preceded by a performance of The Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestra (GNOYO – Sinfonia)
under the direction of Dr. Kent Jensen.

A reception, generously offered by Whole Foods, will follow

Entry is free, but seating is limited

To make a reservation, call Nola at 504-202-6459
or email noafest @ neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org

Happy Holidays to the children of New Orleans and to the children in all of us
Lebon, Lipon!
Amoon na fi, Danna am!

It is with these magic words that stories begin in the country where I was born.
So, on this eve of the winter holidays,
I invite the children of New Orleans to gather round
To come hear Kirikou, who is anxious to change the world and who tells his mother …
Mommy, give birth to me !
So, kids, mommies, daddies, aunties and uncles, let’s all sing …
Lebon, Lipon!
Kirikou is not big, but he’s brave!
Kirikou is little but he’s my friend…
And we’ll learn from the Wise Man of the Mountain how to listen to the breath of the wind and the counsel of flowers
Then, with Kirikou we’ll stand up for a better world!

See you at The Prytania!

Joseph Gaï Ramaka
Festival Director

New Orléans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival
http://neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org/index.php

Additional Screening

Friday December 19 – 9:30 am (in French)

This screening, intended for children in bilingual schools, will be organized in cooperation with schools wanting to offer their students an experience of French immersion.


New Orléans Afrikan Film and Arts Festival
2670 Havana Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
noafest @ neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org
http://neworleansafrikanfilmfest.org
1 (504) 942 85 42