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Recommended age 6+
This refreshingly old-school, hand-drawn animation imagines how the first giraffe got from Africa to Paris through a story involving a slave boy, Maki, a hot air balloon and a kindly Bedouin trader. After Maki escapes evil slave trader Moreno, he befriends a baby giraffe who is captured by the Bedouin. Maki insists on accompanying the animal on the long journey across desert and sea, to be presented as a gift to the King of France.
Directors: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie
France/Belgium, 2012, Animation/Family, 78mins
Study Guide available from mid-October.
Screening as part of the 2016/2017 IFI Schools Programme.
Download the programme here.
Dublin, IFI – Nov 8. IFI Education on 01 679 5744
Blanchardstown, Draoícht Arts Centre – Feb 16. Draoícht Arts Centre on 01 885 2622
Dún Laoghaire, Pavilion Theatre – Mar 6. Pavilion Theatre on 01 231 2929
An enchanting new take on the beloved novel by Arthur Ransome, Swallows and Amazons tells the story of the Walker children, whose summer holiday in the Lake District sees them sailing out to a nearby island to camp. They soon discover they are not alone and the battle for ownership of the island begins in a great adventure, where they learn the skills of survival and the value of friendship.
Put your survival skills to the test with games, challenges and map reading activities before the film.
Director: Phillipa Lowthorpe
UK, 2016, Family/Adventure, 97mins
Dublin, IFI – Apr 6. IFI Education on 01 679 5744
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