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Stories of Black love, joy, resistance, perseverance and dreams as well as a beautiful tale of long ago can be found in this collection of shorts from around the world.

For Ages 8-10 | 63 minutes | Presented in English, nonverbal, and American Sign Language with English subtitles

Themes: Identity, resistance, bravery, hopes/dreams 

This program contains: Language

ACCESSIBLE SCREENING: Films in this program are captioned for the hearing impaired. 

KUUMBA UMBO / Birth of Form

Artifacts and relics often tell vivid stories of the past. This story follows a young boy who befriends an African buffalo. Despite their differences in appearance, they develop a strong bond. However, when tragedy strikes, the boy spends the rest of his life striving to create the perfect mask to honor his best friend.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    7 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    United States Premiere
  • Rating
    CONTENT DETAILS: Brief Exposure, Weapons
  • Note
    THEMES: Understanding Differences (Cultural, Societal, Physical/Mental, Socioeconomic)
  • Director
    Ekaterina Ogorodnikova
  • Screenwriter
    Ekaterina Ogorodnikova
  • Producer
    Ekaterina Ogorodnikova, Audrey Hosman