By Jean-Christophe LIE, Remi BEZACON

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Animation - Completed 2011

Ten year old Maki is determined to prevent orphaned giraffe Zarafa from being sent to Paris as a gift from the Pasha of Egypt for the king of France. To bring Zarafa home and save their friendship, both embark on an adventure that will take them from the deserts of Sudan all the way to the roof tops

& Awards

BAFICI (Buenos Aires) 2013
Little BAFICI (Baficito)
    • Year of production
    • 2011
    • Genres
    • Animation, Children's
    • Countries
    • FRANCE
    • Languages
    • FRENCH
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Jean-Christophe LIE, Remi BEZACON
    • Writer(s)
    • Alexander ABELA, Remi BEZACON
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/D8AD-702D-3827-728D-BF4A-E
    • Producer(s)
    • Valerie SCHERMANN, Christophe JANKOVIC
    • Synopsis
    • Under a baobab tree, an old man tells a
      story to the children around him:
      the story of the undying friendship between Maki, a child aged 10, and Zarafa, an orphaned giraffe, a gift from the Pasha of Egypt to the King of France, Charles X.
      Hassan, Prince of the Desert, is instructed by the Pasha to deliver Zarafa to France. But Maki has made up his mind to do everything in his power
      to stop Hassan fulfilling his mission and to bring the giraffe back to its native land – even if it means risking his own life.
      During a long journey that takes them from Sudan to Paris, passing on the way through Alexandria, Marseilles and the snow-capped Alps, they
      have many adventures, crossing paths with the aviator Malaterre, a pair of the unusual cows called Mounh and Sounh, and the pirate Bouboulina.