See “Orisha’s Journey from Ghana” at Washington University’s African Film Festival.
A free, interactive workshop April 1 at Washington University will examine how artists bring ideas to life. The workshop, which will be led by comic book writer, artist, storybook editor and animator Abdul Ndadi, is part of Washington University’s annual African Film Festival.
The workshop is geared to children ages 9 and up, as well as storytellers and artists. The program will follow the festival’s youth matinee, which will include screenings of the shorts "Hair that Moves" and "Stick Man,”and “Orisha’s Journey from Ghana.” Saint Louis Art Museum will host a craft project. The film screening begins at 3 p.m.
“Stick Man,” a computer animation from Triggerfish Studios, follows the adventures of Stick Man as he travels across seasons to return home to his Stick Lady love and their Stick children. “Orisha’s Journey” examines the significance of understanding and appreciating one’s heritage. "Hair that Moves" tells the story of a young woman who dreams of winning a car in a singing competition to help her attend a distant school.
The African Film Festival is organized by Wilmetta Toliver- Diallo, Ph.D., assistant dean in the College of Arts and Sciences and senior lecturer in African and African-American Studies in Arts and Sciences. The full festival runs March 31-April 2 on the Danforth Campus at Washington University, Brown Hall, Room 100. For more information and the complete schedule of films, visit africanfilm.wustl.edu.