Colours of the Alphabet

Colori dell’alfabeto, United Kingdom, 2016

  • Duration: 80'


An inspiring, bittersweet story about language and childhood in Africa.
Steward, Elizabeth and M’barak are three first time school pupils in rural Zambia, struggling to make sense of an educational system where the language they speak at home is different from the language used in the classroom, and slowly discovering that their tongue is no longer their own.
When nearly 40% of the world’s population lack access to education in their own language, the film offers an intimate, moving and often humorous insight into a global phenomenon from the unique perspective of three innocent children.

Movie card

Direction Alastair Cole
Cinematography Alastair Cole
Editing Colin Monie, Nick Gibbon
Production Nick Higgins
Distribution Lansdowne Productions, DER United States All Rights
Lwimba village, Zambia


Scheduled on June 24th 2017 at 9.15pm at Casa del sole

* Director Alastair Cole will be present at the screening

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