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Stories from the past tell us so much about who we were and who we can be. Dig a little deeper in history with these stories. 

For Ages 11-14 | 74 minutes | Presented in nonverbal and original languages with English subtitles

Themes: Understanding differences, communication, conflict resolution, inclusion, empathy

This program is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York.

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