MOVIES: Children
Ethiopian kids playground
Eyassu Woldesenbet
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This is an original film about childhood games that kids in Ethiopia have been playing for generations. It includes more than 30 competitive and fun games that reflect the rich cultural heritage of Ethiopians. It will give your children a true picture of childhood life in Ethiopia.

Tsehai Loves Learning
Abshiro kids
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Tsehai Loves Learning is a new, animated, early childhood education DVD series that promotes cultural and environmental awareness and is presented entirely in Amharic. For the first time, puppets and animated characters will be speaking Amharic and educating children through teaching methods based on over 35 years of research.

Kirikou and the Sorceress
Directed by Michel Ocelot

This animated film exquisitely recounts the tale of tiny Kirikou — a clever, courageous little boy born in an African village in which Karaba the Sorceress has placed a terrible curse — as he sets out on a quest to free his village of the curse and find out the secret of why Karaba is so wicked. Kirikou depicts a precocious newborn infant who battles ignorance, and so-called evil, with endearing perseverance. This film speaks to the child within us all who yearns to express and defend the best in others and ourselves. Kirikou's stunning visuals are accented by a traditional music soundtrack by African music giant Youssou N' Dour.

Kirikou and the Wild Beast
Directed by Michel Ocelot

Tiny Senegalese hero Kirikou is back in this sumptuous follow-up to the universally beloved Kirikou and the Sorceress. Using his wits and speed, brave Kirikou once again sets out to thwart the evil Sorceress Karaba and save his village from supernatural and environmental perils. Comprised of 4 short segments and based on traditional West African folk tales, Kirikou and the Wild Beast shows how the smallest and most valiant of heroes can overcome the fiercest of beasts.