Ala Anu (Animal Kingdom)

Jan 24, 2021 - 06:46
Jan 30, 2021 - 15:32

Once upon a time, there was peace and unity in Ala Anu (the land of the animals). In this folktale movie, a father gathers the children after dinner to tell them one of the many original Igbo traditional stories. Animals are carnivorous. But do you know how the animals began to eat one another? The father paints the picture of a peaceful animal kingdom, where all the animals lived in unity. There was a law in the land that prohibited the animals from harming one another, whether big or small. One night, when the moon was late to show its face in Ala Anu, something happened that changed the animal kingdom forever. Peace and unity became angry and ran away from Ala Anu and have never returned since then.

Narrator and Director: Chidi Igwe.

Starring: Lawretta Igwe as Mama, Chidera Igwe as Chioma.

Lenght: 16:07 minutes.

Date of Release: January 2015.

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Chidi Igwe I was born in Nigeria and trained in Canada. With a Master of Arts in linguistics from the University of Regina, and PhD from Dalhousie University, I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Regina. I have taught French language and linguistics in various institutions, including the French Language Centre, Awka and Dalhousie University, Halifax. I am the author of Taking Back Nigeria from 419, published in 2007, and many scholarly articles in reputable academic journals. I am a passionate servant of the people.