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This French/Belgian film relates the early 19th-century story of how Zarafa, the first giraffe ever to be kept in a French zoo, came to live there with the assistance of a 10-year-old Sudanese boy and a Bedouin who rescues the boy from slavery. This film takes a tougher and more historically accurate look at colonialism and slavery than you may be accustomed to seeing in an animated work.

This French/Belgian film relates the early 19th-century story of how Zarafa, the first giraffe ever to be kept in a French zoo, came to live there with the assistance of a 10-year-old Sudanese boy and a Bedouin who rescues the boy from slavery. This film takes a tougher and more historically accurate look at colonialism and slavery than you may be accustomed to seeing in an animated work.

This French/Belgian film relates the early 19th-century story of how Zarafa, the first giraffe ever to be kept in a French zoo, came to live there with the assistance of a 10-year-old Sudanese boy and a Bedouin who rescues the boy from slavery. This film takes a tougher and more historically accurate look at colonialism and slavery than you may be accustomed to seeing in an animated work.

WHEN

WHERE

AFS Cinema
6406 N. I-35 Frontage Rd.
Suite 3100
Austin, TX 78752
https://www.austinfilm.org/screening/zarafa/

TICKET INFO

$9
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