Director: Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie

France/Belgium • 2012 • 78 mins Animation/Family

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.

Showing at:

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

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