Adama by Simon Rouby (85′)


Adama‘ is one of the most distinctive of recent French animated films. It is a period coming-of-age odyssey loosely inspired by the true-life stories of West Africans who were conscripted by France to fight in Europe during World War I. The titular star is a 12-year-old West African boy who leaves the safety of his cloistered cliff-walled village to search for his older brother. The journey ultimately leads him to the front line of World War I’s infernal Battle of Verdun.

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