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Colours of the Alphabet

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Colours of the Alphabet
New Zealand / Storbritannia / Zambia / 2016 / 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/chewa / nyanja/bemba/soli
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Alastair Cole
PRODUCER:
Nick Higgins
An ode to linguistic diversity

It is estimated that 40 % of the world’s population lack the opportunity to be educated in their own language. In COLOURS OF THE ALPHABET we get an insight into the challenges this poses as we follow a group of first graders in Zambia – a country with 72 local languages where education is primarily offered in English. This charming and inspiring documentary shows the comical and tragical consequences of small children being taught in a language that is very different from the one they have grown up speaking.

 

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Alastair Cole

Alastair Cole (New Zealand/Scotland) COLOURS OF THE ALPHABET is Cole's first feature documentary.