Colours of the Alphabet
A beautiful, inspiring and bittersweet story about language and childhood in Africa.
Steward, Elizabeth and M’barak are three first time school pupils in rural Zambia who struggle to make sense of an educational system where the language they speak at home is different from the language used in the classroom. Moments of perplexed incomprehension, both comedic and tragic ensue, as the children slowly come to terms with the fact that their tongue is no longer their own.
At a time when nearly 40% of the world’s population lack access to education in their own language, this documentary offers an intimate and moving insight into a global phenomenon from the unique perspective of three innocent children.
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 80 mins
- Alastair Cole 1st Feature
- Nick Higgins
- Colin Monie, Nick Gibbon
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Last updated 25th April 2016