20 Animated Short Films From African Continent Screen In Philly Tonight

African Animation Panorama

Presented as part of Scribe’s Storyville series, this program of animated shorts is organized by ASIFA Egypt, the regional African & Arabian chapter of the International Association of Animation Filmmakers (ASIFA). It is part of UNESCO’s Africa Animated!, an initiative that assembles resources and expertise for the production of children’s animated cartoons in Africa. Featuring twenty films from fourteen African countries, the program includes Frenkel Studio’s National Defence (Egypt, 1939, 14 min), considered the oldest surviving animated African film, in which the hero Mish Mish Efendi leads efforts to support the Egyptian army against the Nazi army in World War II.
Friday, March 30, 7:00PM
Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor
$5, Free for Scribe members


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