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OBARA & THE MERCHANTS

What to know: Recounts the traditional Yoruba tale about the Great Hunter's encounter with a group of traveling merchants.
OBARA & THE MERCHANTS is in the KIDS FIRST! Film Festival - it may not be a regular, endorsed title
Recommended age 5-8
8 minutes
DVD
KOOLKIDZ TELEVISION & PUBLISHING LLC
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From the storytelling tradition, this 2-D animation offers a reaffirming story about the value of honesty and kindness. Offers parents a character-building lesson from an African cultural tradition. Good folk tale regarding the necessity of working together in difficult times for the benefit of everyone.
Recounts the traditional Yoruba tale about the Great Hunter's encounter with a group of traveling merchants. Obara the Hunter hunts for food while his village suffers from famine. Finally, Obara gets an animal. But three hungry merchants approach his compound. What will Obara do? Based on a book by Michelle Bodden and narrated by Alonzo Bodden, (Last Comic Standing, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Make Me Laugh).
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