Tuesday 3 October 10:30am, Black History Season
Dir. Simon Rouby France. 2015. 85 mins. Animation. French with English subtitles
2-year-old Adama lives in a remote West African village. One night his older brother, Samba, disappears. Defying the village elders, Adama decides to set off in search of him. With the steadfast determination of a child coming of age, he embarks on a quest that takes him over the seas, to the North, to the frontline of the First World War. Suitability: Age 9+ Primary Years 5 and 6; Secondary Years 7-11 Subjects and themes: History, Geography, Citizenship, French, English, World War 1, childhood.
Shakespeare Focus: Makibefo + KANYE KANYE Tuesday 7 November 10:30am, Black History Season
Makibefo Dir. Alexander Abela, France, Madagascar 2001. Malagasy / French with Eng. Subtitles
KanyeKanye Dir. Miklas Manneke South Africa 2013 Zulu with English subtitles
This double bill celebrates the influence of Shakespeare on African film, with two intriguing stories given a new twist. Makibefo is a stunning, mysterious re-telling of Macbeth set and shot on the island of Madagascar. Action and gesture take centre stage over dialogue, with Shakespeare’s text woven seamlessly into the narrative in the form of a griot-like observer. KANYEKANYE is a colourful, exuberant take on the Romeo and Juliet story, bringing an energetic warmth to its exploration of the implications of apartheid. Suitability: Years 7 – 13 (ages 11 – 19).
Subjects and themes: English, Media, Drama, Shakespeare.
To book, please email RAS Education Programme Manager Joanna Brown at email@example.com Tickets are £3.50 per student, free to all accompanying teachers.