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Burkina Faso: The Tyrant and the Child (Animated Tales of the World)
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This folktale from Burkina Faso describes a village that was once ruled by a wicked and crazy king. Because of his madness, he expels all of the elders from the village, leaving behind only the children. He insists that the children build him a palace that reaches to the sky. Unable to do this, the children devise a plan to prove the importance of their elders and overthrow the king. Though the captivating animations of this classic tale, you will discover some of the culture and traditions of the people of Burkina Faso. Part of the multivolume Animated Tales of the World Series. A teacher’s guide for the series is included. 15 minutes. Closed-captioned.