Thursday, 28 May 2009

Michel Ocelot's KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS


As part of our celebrations for African week we watched Michel Ocelot's totally enthralling fable 'Kirikou and the Sorceress'. The story is based on a traditional West African folk tale and in it we meet the tiny Kirikou (he is only 10cm tall!!) and join him on the dangerous journey he undertakes to search for the truth and to discover the secret of the evil sorceress. Kirikou is a bit like the mouse in the fable 'The Lion and the Mouse' we have been reading about this week in that despite his size he could do many things which bigger people couldn't do. The animation in Kirikou is splendid as is the soundtrack. Our class gave it a whopping ten out of ten. It would be well worth renting it out again at home as it is a huge treat both for children and adults alike!!

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