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Jean-Michel Kibushi: Palabres Animées du Griot

Jean-Michel Kibushi Ndjate Wooto (also know as Kibushi Ndjate Wooto ) is a pioneer of African animation, and is widely considered to be the first Congolese animator. This compilation brings together five of his best-known works from 1991 to 2004.

While all use stop motion animation, Kibushi draws widely on materials -- from jointed paper cutouts, to clay, to puppetry to children's drawings -- set against elaborate backgrounds to convey poignant social and political messages. Whether offering traditional wisdom or political critiques, these animated films capture the spirit and culture of the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Jury Prize: Prize of the City of St. George Didonne, Festival Plein Sud, France, 2005 (Prince Loseno) Film Award of Hope COE, FESPACO, Burkina Faso, 2005 (Prince Loseno) SIGNIS Jury Special Mention, Festival of Milano, Italy, 2005 (Prince Loseno) First Prize Short Film, Int'l Festival of Fribourg, Switzerland, 1992 (Le Crapaud)

Running Time
75 mins
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