Festival 2016
Feature France | East Coast Premiere
Animation, Simon Rouby; 2015, 85 min.
Recommended ages: 10+
In French
When his headstrong older brother definitely leaves their West African village and vanishes into the unknown, 12-year-old Adama impulsively decides to chase after him. Adama’s bold spirit guides him on a journey that takes him across oceans and borders, eventually finding himself in the midst of World War I’s infamous Battle of Verdun. Innovative animation makes use of sand, clay and sculpture to match the mystical elements of the story’s magical realism. Seamlessly combining the action with the rarely-seen, fascinating moment in history, Adama injects the classic journey story with high stakes, giving our hero more to overcome and even more to discover.