Drawn from elements of West African folk tales,  it depicts how a newborn boy, Kirikou, saves his village from the evil witch Karaba. The film was originally released on December 9, In a little West African village, a boy named Kirikou is born in a unusual way.
Just like other young men in the Gambian village of Sabaa, Ebrima Touray dreams one day of getting married. First, though, he must prove himself as husband material - and these days, that involves a lot more than it did for his forefathers. No longer is it enough to have good looks and own a decent patch of farmland.
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Hunger often keeps Valopee awake at night, as do the men talking and laughing outside the door of her bare wooden hut in this southern Madagascar village. They wait until late, hoping for sex. She lies on her hard floor with no mattress, wishing they would go away.
The biggest gift one can give themselves is something positively life changing that helps put things into perspective and makes them feel grounded. My journey to the honeymoon, fun-filled, beach destination of a paradise called Zanzibar, was a lot more than what media advertise it to be. It was the day I entered the village of Makunduchi that my perspective on life changed and I felt completely grounded.
A photograph shows an African child on display in a "human zoo" at the World's Fair in Brussels, Belgium. A photograph shows white tourists interacting with an African child who was part of a zoo-like "Congo village" exhibition at the Expo '58 world's fair in Brussels, Belgium. The exhibition wasn't billed or advertised as a "human zoo" the term is mostly used by critics to point out the inhumanity and racism of such displaysnor were the Congolese people who populated the mock village kept confined there or forced to participate against their will.
There are currently hundreds of alleged 'witches' living in these enclosures. Many fear leaving, terrified that they will be identified as witches before being beaten, tortured and lynched. But despite fierce social stigma and having most of their basic human rights violated, the women were allowed to vote in the election on December 7.
Each afternoon the men of Thennamadevi leave their village and head for the surrounding fields, many carrying bottles of high-strength home-brewed alcohol. Hours later they stagger back home through the paddy fields of the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. Thennamadevi is racked by alcoholism.