Animation (Children's) / 2m each / Short / Fiction
Despite efforts by broadcasters and the audiovisual community in Africa, children's programmes in Africa are mostly imported from the West, and tend to bear little relevance to the everyday lives of children on the African continent. In order to address this issue in 2004 UNESCO launched Africa Animated!, an initiative that assembles resources and expertise for the production of children's animated cartoons in Africa. The animations were conceived by local artists and aimed to entertain and educate a regional audience of children - most animations do not have dialogue and attempt to address issues that are relevant to a young African audience while presenting images that stem from artistic practices that reflect an African aesthetic.
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