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William and Mary Global Film Saturday Matinees
These films, intended for a family audience, are presented in partnership with the College of William and Mary Global Film Festival, the theme of which is Film and Youth.
Kirikou & The Sorceress / Kirikou et la sorcière (1998 / France-Belgium-Luxembourg / Michel Ocelot / 74m / NR-appropriate for all ages)
An exquisitely animated African tale of Kirikou, a small boy with extraordinary abilities. When he discovers that the terrifying sorceress Karaba curses his village, Kirikou sets off on an adventure to rid the village of Karaba's curse by understanding what has made her so angry. Kirikou and the Sorceress is one of the most stunningly beautiful, poetic and entertaining films for children in a great many years.
NOTE: Film contains ethnographic nudity (villagers with bare breasts) similar to what's
found in National Geographic.
Watch a trailer for "Kirikou & The Sorceress" below.