„Inspiring Young Imaginations – African Films for Children and Youth“ – AfricAvenir Windhoek and FNCC to start Youth Film Series

Do you and your kids want to spend time together at the movies? Are you and your kids looking forward to discover great movies from Africa? AfricAvenir and the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) will start a monthly African Film Series for Children and Youth, hoping to inspire young imaginations. The films will be inspiring, entertaining and educative at the same time. nAfricAvenir and the FNCC will screen the first movie on 03 May. Thereafter we will screen an African movie for children on every first Saturday of the month.
In September we will continue with African Films for the Youth.nThe films will start at 10h00 in the Cinema of the FNCC. The entrance is N$ 5.
Please join into the fun.nFor more information email or call:
AfricAvenir: Claudia Van Houtum-Nakuta, moc.liamtoh@mutuoh_nav_c, 081 462 4541
FNCC Multimedia Library: Nicolas Ronde, an.gro.ccnf@yrarbil, 081 801 7947 – 061 387 334

African Films for Children Programme
03 May   
Mwansa the Great 
Rungano Nyoni/Zambia-UK, 7-12 years   
23 min.    8 year old boy aspires to be a hero    n07 June   
Once upon a time in Africa (Timbuktu) 
Brian Kyallo-Msafiri/Kenya, 20 minutes, 7-13  years
4 kids travel back in time to fulfill a secret mission in the ancient city of Timbuktun05 July   
O Grande Bazaar   

Licinio Azevedo/Mozambique, 56 min., 10-14 years 
The adventures of two 12 year old boys in an African marketn02 August   

Synopsis of African Films for Children
Mwansa the Great (2011) by Rungano Nyoni, Zambia/UK, 23 min, 7-12 year olds, English subtitles

While trying to prove he is a hero, Mwansa an 8 year-old boy does the unforgivable and accidently breaks his sister’s magic mud doll. He goes on a quest not only to fix it, but to finally prove that he is ‘Mwansa the Great’.

Once Upon A time in Africa (Timbuktu) (2013) by Brian Kyallo-Msafiri, Kenya, 20 min, 7-13 year olds, English spoken
Once Upon A Time in Africa is an animated educational show that takes its viewers on an exciting journey through African history before colonization. The show follows the adventures of four bright kids from the four corners of the continent (Chep from Kenya, Thandi from South Africa, Dudu from Senegal, and Omar from Egypt) as they travel back in time to fulfill a secret mission: revive the fading knowledge of Africa’s ancient past by experiencing the continents’ major historical events, colorful cultures and sophisticated civilizations. In this first episode the kids travel to the ancient city of Timbuktu.

O Grande Bazaar (2006) by Licinio Azevedo, Mozambique, 56 min, 10-14 year olds, English subtitles
Paito is twelve and he sells fritters in a suburb of Maputo to help support his family. When young thieves steal his money, he decides to follow them to the big city to earn it back. He finds a temporary home in a market square where he meets the lively and cheeky little Xano. He is a pickpocket, but also a useful friend in the strange new world of the city’s poor.

August Film to be confirmed


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