NEW YORK PREMIERE - When his headstrong older brother defiantly 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 boarders, 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 a 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. This film is shown in French with English subtitles. Don't miss this unique tale of courage that your children (and yourself) won't soon forget!
Note: This film portrays the emotional and physical hardships of war from the point of view of a young boy. While not gory, guns, bombs, and explosions are shown.
View trailer here