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KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS \ 71 min \ Senegal & France

The tiny Kirikou is born into an African village upon which a sorceress called Karaba has cast a terrible spell: the spring has dried up, the villagers are being blackmailed, the men of the village have either been kidnapped or have mysteriously disappeared. He wants to rid the village of the curse so he goes on a voyage to the Forbidden Mountain, where the Wise Man of the Mountain, who knows of Karaba and her secrets, awaits him.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

WINNER - Grand Prix - Annecy International Animated Film Festival)- 1999; WINNER - Adult's Jury Award Chicago International Children's Film Fest, USA - 1999; WINNER - Children's Jury Award Chicago International Children's Film Fest, USA - 1999; WINNER - Cinekid Film Award –  1999; WINNER - Special Jury Prize - Montréal International Children's Film Festival – 2000; WINNER - Unanimous decision by adult and young juries.- Cartagena Film Festival Prize of the Children's Cinema – 2000; WINNER - Best European Feature Film - British Animation Awards - 2002

Michel Ocelot

Michel Ocelot is a French writer, character designer, storyboard artist and director of animated films and television programs and a former president of the International Animated Film Association.

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