Re-Imagined Folktales from Africa is an enchanting collection of stories based on ancient tales from around the continent. The tales delve into historical facts and mysteries; provide children with valuable moral lessons on issues of social justice, and are funny, lively and engaging.
Uncle Modibo (Mali)
Uncle Modibo is a master cabinetmaker with a big dream – to build an art school in his community. But despite his best efforts, it seems that his project is cursed. That is until the community rally around him to make his dream come true.
Sweet Play (Nigeria)
When the water spirits catch Kimi spying on them, they worry that she will reveal their sacred songs and dance to the world. Indeed, she becomes an instant Internet sensation. Will she use her fame for good, or will the water spirits be forced to punish her?
The Giraffes of the Desert (Niger)
Deep in the Sahara, where the Tenere desert meets the Air Mountains, rest the gigantic carvings of two giraffes. Archaeologists tell us that they are over 18 feet tall and about 7-10,000 years old. How did they come to be? Did their far-seeing spirit guide hunters across the desert? And will they be there for generations to come? Moufa tells her story.
Why Children Should Not Work (Zambia)
When the King of Barotseland goes blind, his subjects vow to find a cure to restore their beloved ruler’s sight. A wise man reveals that the only way to do so is by capturing the ferocious monster of Lake Makapaela. Will the grown-ups be brave enough? Or will the children save the day and get a mighty reward?
Recommended for family audiences ages 5 and above. No admission for babies and children below 3 years.
Ticket Price: $15
StoryFest 2018: Story! Story! Story Come! – African Folktales Reimagined
Start date: 3/6/18 16:00
End date: 3/6/18 17:00