Zarafa: Animated Film Review

I’m not sure how I stumbled upon the animated film Zarafa but I’m glad that I did. Zarafa is a historical tale of a young African boy named Maki and his friend girl Soula. Maki escapes from slave traders and ends up befriending a giraffe (zarafa) and his family. This begins his adventure from Africa, through Western Asia, into Europe and back. He is helped along the way by an Arab adventurer named Hassan, a rather reluctant guardian but a man of principle. This is a French film. The version I saw is in French with English subtitles. There’s a version with English overdubs as well but I can’t attest to its quality as I haven’t seen it.

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