Episode number 1 of Series “African folklore”.
Anansi is a folk hero of the Ashanti people of Ghana and is a spider with human qualities. In this tale he falls into a river and is swallowed by a fish. After his rescue another accident befalls him. Rescued again, Anansi wishes to reward his son who has helped him with the aid of a beautiful white globe. Nyame, the One god, resolves the dilemma for him by setting the globe in the sky: it is the moon. Animation by Vincent Bell and narrated by Athmani Magoma. Animation inspired by the sophisticated geometric forms of the Ashanti.
Animation → Animated films - United States
Childrens Films → Children 6-12
Childrens Films → Children's films - United States
Literature → Fables
Literature → Folk literature, African
Literature → Literature
Short films → Short films - United States
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