Directed by Rungano Nyoni

Zambia, 2011 , 23 min.

Family Film Matinee hosted by Baba Wagué Diakité of Mali

Mwansa The Great is an award-winning short film that introduces us to Mwansa, an eight-year-old boy with heroic aspirations. As he embarks upon a journey to prove his heroism, a crown-and-cape-clad Mwansa encounters unexpected consequences in his quest for a magic substance. In the end, will Mwansa confirm his greatness? This crowd-pleasing film takes us to a childhood place where fantasy and reality collide as a young boy’s imagination transforms everyday life. This film is fun for all ages; don’t miss it.

In Nyanja with English subtitles.

Sponsored by Willamette University.