Favorite family films from Asia
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A Million Colours tells the true stories of MUNTU NDEBELE and NORMAN KNOX (black and white stars of the classic 1976 film, E’LOLLIPOP). The film shows how these two young South African actors’ lives changed radically – from being teenage friends in the mid-1970s, to being on opposite sides during the violent political struggle of the 1980s, to being miraculously reunited as friends after Nelson Mandela became President in 1994.
e’Lollipop is the extraordinary tale of two inseparable South African children – Tsepo (Muntu Ndebele) and his orphaned friend Jannie (Norman Knox). They meet when Jannie’s parents die tragically in a car crash in the Lesotho mountains. Jannie is sent to a missionary station in Tsepo’s village where they become best friends.
Kirikou and the Sorceress
This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou — a clever, courageous little boy born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse — as he sets out on a quest to free his village of the curse and find out the secret of why Karaba is so wicked.
Tiny Senegalese hero Kirikou is back in this sumptuous follow-up to the universally beloved Kirikou and the Sorceress.
African Films List from The University of Iowa International Programs