Directed by Anthony Silverstein
South Africa, 2013 , 85 min.
Family Film Matinee hosted by Baba Wagué Diakité of Mali
Khumba is an animated adventure comedy about Khumba, a half-striped zebra who is blamed for the lack of rain by the rest of his superstitious herd. He decides to embark on a quest to earn his stripes. Khumba ventures beyond the fence, encountering a colorful range of characters, including a migrating herd of antelope in search of greener pastures, a new-age community living safely within the confines of a luxurious national park, an endangered rabbit who has survived extinction by mastering impersonations and beat-boxing, a group of hysterical dassies (rock rabbits) who fanatically worship the Mighty Black Eagle, and Nora, a loony, solitary sheep living on an abandoned farm. Through these interactions, Khumba begins to learn that diversity is essential for survival and that one’s difference can, in fact, be one’s strength.
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