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February 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Each year, the PAFF CHILDREN’S FEST proves to be great fun for the entire family! Over 500 children, ages 4-14, and their parents enjoy FREE film screenings, storytelling, and interactive activities, all reflecting and rooted in the beauty and artistry of the culture of Africa and its diaspora.
Visit the PAFF Box Office at the Cinemark Baldwin Hills & XD for day-of in-person tickets.
Tucked in a small shed, Safari’s holiday is shaping up to be the usual routine of not getting out until his neighbor Kiki interrupts his solitude. Kiki, bothered by Safari’s lock up, chatters on about her exploring adventures, imitating both animals she has seen and those yet to be seen. This draws Safari’s attention as he talks of his desire to go see as many wild animals in their natural habitat as possible and above all, Jumbo, his favorite elephant. Excited by their new friendship, Kiki convinces Safari to go travel the country. It’s while on their adventures that Safari learns that Jumbo was killed by poachers. It gets more personal when he learns his former partner is involved in the syndicate and the two children work together to put a stop to it. The tale of Safari and his friend Kiki’s adventure touches on many elements of life in rural Kenya today – from living with disabilities to poaching and yet manages to convey the playfulness of a traditional children’s adventure story.