Experience South Africa during the 10th annual Washington University African Film Festival Matinee. Films include The Case of the Disappearing Daddy, Kanyekanye, and Khumba.
In The Case of the Disappearing Daddy (4 minutes), little Amy turns the case over to super sleuth A. Stemmet when daddy goes missing during bath time.
In the film Kanyekanye (25 minutes), an argument erupts in a township in South Africa about which apple is better - the red or the green - and causes a great divide in the town's history. The one rule, that greens and reds do not mix, is broken when Thomas, a boy from the green side of town, falls in love with Thandi, a girl from the red side of town.
Enjoy the best in African animation in the film Khumba (85 minutes) where, rejected by his superstitious herd, a half-striped zebra embarks on a daring quest to earn his stripes but finds the courage and self-acceptance to save all the animals of the Great Karoo.
The matinee begins at 1 p.m. in Brown Hall, Room 100 at Washington University. All films are free and open to all.
More information: wupa.wustl.edu/africanfilm
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