Cycles

Animation africaine

De Moustapha Alassane à Comfort Arthur

18 films

Découvrez l'animation africaine à travers une sélection de courts et longs métrages d'hier et d'aujourd'hui. Depuis le pionnier Moustapha Alassane avec ses films cultes à la nouvelle génération de talents qui rayonne dans les prestigieux festivals internationaux.

Animation africaine
  • Young audience
  • 1966
  • Niger
  • 7min

Bon voyage, Sim

by Moustapha Alassane

Sim, the President of a Republic of Toads, goes on a journey invited by a neighboring president. When he returns, he is dethroned and thrown into the water by his compatriots.

  • Adventure, Young audience
  • 1977
  • Niger
  • 14min

Samba le grand

by Moustapha Alassane

The adventures of a legendary hero who is dazzled by the beauty of a princess and asks for her hand in marriage. She sets him several tasks which he succeeds in carrying out, but she continues to request further proofs of his valiance. It is only in death that the two young people are finally united. Restored in 2K in 2019 in partnership with NYU and La Cinémathèque Afrique in collaboration with the SCAC of the French Embassy in New York and Razak Moustapha.

  • 2001
  • Niger
  • 14min

Kokoa

by Moustapha Alassane

C’est jour de fête au royaume des grenouilles ! Autour d’une arène des milliers d’habitants sont réunis pour voir s’affronter les plus grands lutteurs du pays et entre chaque combat Tountia, accompagné de ses musiciens, donne un concert qui met la salle en transe.

  • 2012
  • Madagascar
  • 3min
  • expired rights

Ray

by Hérizo N. Ramilijaonina

Ray, ancien combattant de la Deuxième Guerre auprès des Français, est recherché deux ans après par une troupe de tirailleurs sénégalais. Ils veulent récupérer une chose que Ray aurait eu en possession durant la guerre.

  • Young audience
  • 2012
  • Madagascar
  • 10min
  • expired rights

Iny hono izy ravorona

by Sitraka Randriamahaly

Un enfant naît dans un petit village au cœur de la forêt. Il pleure, rit, grandit, mais un jour il tombe malade. La mère et l’enfant entament alors un long voyage vers la vie, qui est illuminée par l’espoir de guérison.

  • Literary adaptation, Young audience
  • 2012
  • France
  • 1h24

Aya of Yop City

by Marguerite Abouet and Clément Oubrerie

The Ivory Coast, at the end of the 1970s, in Youpougon, a working class neighborhood in Abidjan, renamed Yop City, to be "like in an American film." 19-year-old Aya lives here. This serious young woman prefers to stay home studying instead of going out with her girlfriends. Aya divides her time between school, her family, and her two best friends, Adjoua and Bintou, who only think of hotfooting it to the bush as soon as night falls. Aya classifies these girls, who always find a way to chase after guys, despite their fathers keeping a close watch over them, as the Series H type: Hairdos, Hot fashions, Husband-hunting. Things go awry when Adjoua becomes pregnant.

  • Historical film
  • 2014
  • Ivory Coast
  • 1h10

Soundiata Keita, le réveil du lion

by Kan Souffle

Treizième siècle, royaume du Mandé. Soundiata est un jeune prince de 25 ans qui passe ses journées loin de la cour royale. Il préfère chasser ou s'entrainer à l'écart, accompagné de Balla, son ami et griot-bègue. Cela pour éviter les méchancetés de ses demi-frères et de ses marâtres. Il est handicapé des deux jambes depuis son enfance. Passionné par les armes, sa distraction favorite est la chasse. Son autre secret est qu'il amoureux de la belle Noura. Son père, le roi Naré Maghan Konaté l'a imposé comme héritier.

  • Young audience
  • 2014
  • Burkina Faso
  • 15min

Malika and the Witch

by Nabaloum Boureima

Tales of Africa EP5/S1. Papa Nzezu is convinced that we always need a little helper. To prove it, he launches into a fantastic story: in a dark forest, a witch kidnaps a group of women and a little girl, Malika. Will she succeed in getting them out of there?

  • Young audience
  • 2014
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • 12min

Shamazulu

by Jérémie Nsingui

Tales of Africa EP6/S1. Shamazulu just married the man of her dreams. Unfortunately, she has a complex: her nose seems very big. On the night of her wedding, a genie appears and offers to change her nose, in exchange for a promise: never to abandon her husband.

  • 2016
  • Cameroon
  • 1h53

Turbulences

by Daniel Kamwa

Alerté par un oiseau mystérieux, le Chasseur, prédateur qui s'ignore, se convainc petit à petit qu'il est lui-même victime d'un système de prédation invisible. Propulsé sur une planète étrange où des lutins malicieux achèvent de le déciller, il finit par prendre la décision de tenter d'émigrer pour s'en sortir. Un conte fantastique et allégorique sur les motivations supposées des candidats à l'émigration clandestine.

  • Young audience
  • 2016
  • Cameroon
  • 13min

The hunter and the antelope

by Narcisse Youmbi

"The hunter and the antelope" is the first episode of the animated series Tales of Africa. Each episode tells a tale or a fairy tale with griot dad ‘n’ Zenutales at each of its staging in different parts of Africa : a long time ago, in Cameroon, a poor hunter could no longer find game. Meeting a wounded antelope changed his life and sealed their destinies.

  • 2016
  • Ghana
  • 4min

Black Barbie

by Comfort Arthur and Comfort Arthur

When Comfort is given a Black Barbie doll as a child by her mother, she begins to question her ideas of beauty and self-worth. Growing into an adult, she begins to bleach her skin in order to feel as though she is fitting in with society’s expectations, leading to a sudden realisation. Narrated by the director herself, this short but vibrant animation tells a personal story of Blackness that puts a spotlight on the way race plays into our self-identity.

  • Musical comedy, Young audience
  • 2017
  • Cameroon
  • 1h20

Minga and the broken spoon

by Claye Edou

Minga is an orphaned girl living with her stepmother Mami Kaba and her stepsister Abena. One day, when she was washing dishes in the river, she accidentally broke a spoon. A furious Mami Kaba then chased her away from the house, asking her to find the only identical spoon hidden by her late mother. A adventurous journey then begins for Minga in the forest.

  • Young audience
  • 2017
  • Mali
  • 11min

The Gift

by Ismael Dialo

Tales of Africa EP1/S1. A young girl is disappointed by her friend's gift: a simple shell. Papa Nzenu tells her that one day, in Mali, the destiny of a young man changed after his uncle gave him a calabash seed. The value of a gift is not always material...

  • Young audience
  • 2017
  • Senegal
  • 14min

The wrestler

by Abib Cissé

Tales of Africa, EP3/S1. One night, a woman brings a little boy into the world. Unfortunately, he is taken away from her... Years later, he is a wrestler and must fight to earn his living. Will he succeed in freeing himself from this situation and finally find his mother?

  • Young audience
  • 2017
  • Benin
  • 14min

The Three Truths

by Louisa Beskri and Wakili Adehan

Tales of Africa EP4/S1. One stormy night, a very sick man gives his son an assignment: pay off what they owe and come back to his bedside. He promised to tell him three truths he is the only one to hold. Unfortunately, when the son gets home, it is too late...

  • Historical film, Young audience
  • 2018
  • Ghana
  • 13min

Azumah: The Ghanaian Hero

by Nii Ofei-Kyei Dodoo

Azumah Nelson, un outsider, a deux semaines pour se préparer à son premier combat international. Alors qu'il perd par K.-O. technique au dernier round, il entame un parcours de guerrier afin de devenir le meilleur boxeur africain de tous les temps.

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