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Trust

Trust
Trust

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From 6 February Khumba, the new African animated film produced by Triggerfish Animation Studios and directed by Anthony Silverston, arrives in cinemas. If you liked it Zambezia, you will also love Khumba.

Life isn't all black and white for Khumba, a young zebra born with stripes only on half the body. When the herd accuses him, with extreme superstition, of being the cause of the drought that is bending the desert and threatening the survival of the animals, Khumba sets out with an energetic wildebeest and an exuberant ostrich in search of the legendary source of magical water where the first zebras to appear on Earth dived to get the well-known striped skin. In this courageous quest through the great Karoo desert, Khumba meets many particular characters and is confronted with a fearsome leopard with whom he will live an epic fight to conquer his stripes.

A half zebra, an adventure to be experienced! A zebra cub was born, with stripes only on half of the body, in a superstitious herd with a narrow-minded and narrow minded. Khumba - this is the name of the zebra - is immediately marginalized and hindered by all the zebras in the herd, except his parents and his friend Tombi, a slightly tomboy but exuberant and full of life zebra. In the midst of drought, a mystical mantis appears in Khumba and draws on the sand the map of a legendary water source from which the first zebras to have lived on the planet, diving, came out with striped skin. So Khumba, accused by the pack of being the cause of the drought and the consequent death of his mother, leaves the pack and sets out in search of the magical source.

Khumba and Mama V
Khumba and Mama V

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Khumba ventures beyond the natural barrier that separates the herd area from the threat of the tyrannical leopard Phango terrorizing the animals of the great Karoo desert. Born blind in one eye and rejected in turn by his family when he was still a puppy, Phango is inexorably drawn to a death spiral. Phango is very superstitious and has long been waiting for the zebra that, according to legend, will make him the most fearsome and powerful hunter ever.

After a close encounter with a rather opportunistic wild dog (Steve Buscemi), Khumba sets out in search of the magical water source along with a strange duo: a large, overprotective maternal wildebeest named Mama V (Loretta Devine), and Bradley (Richard E. Grant), an exuberant but insecure ostrich. The duo joins Khumba in the search for the magical water source, unaware of the presence of Phango, who continues to follow them.

Khumba and Bradley
Khumba and Bradley

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During the journey, Khumba meets many different characters, including a herd of traveling antelopes, in search of greener and safer grassy pastures; a bohemian community of animals living within a verdant national park; an endangered river rabbit, clearly obsessed with survival; a group of rock hyraxes, who practice the eschatological cult of the Mighty Black Eagle and a strange solitary sheep (Catherine Tate) who lives in an abandoned herd.

The tensions between the three increase during the journey; after discovering that the map leads directly to Phango's cave, the trio split up and Khumba continued his quest alone. Lost and almost delirious, Khumba is recovered in a salt pan by the wise healing antelope.

Now face to face with Mama V and Bradley, Phango discovers that Khumba is looking for him and returns to his cave. Meanwhile, worried about Khumba's life, Mama V and Bradley decide to go back and warn him. Meanwhile, Khumba's father, Seko (Laurence Fishburne), who has become much more withdrawn and introverted after the disappearance of his son, who he believes dead, is assaulted by remorse towards the pack. With the help of Tombi, Seko realizes that if he does not lead the herd in search of more water, all the zebras will die. By now beyond the natural barrier that separates the herd from the rest of the desert, Tombi and Seko discover with great happiness that Khumba Still alive but on his way to Phango. Meanwhile, always determined to find the magical water source and get his stripes back, Khumba ventures into the territory of the leopard. After a thrilling battle and to the death, Khumba manages to defeat Phango and discover a source of water.

The leopard Phango
The leopard Phango

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Khumba is the story of the growth and conquest of maturity by a zebra in search of the `` lost stripes '', a metaphor for the acceptance of the herd, even if in reality his is a journey towards the knowledge and acceptance of himself. .

The name Khumba comes from the isiZulu and isiXhosa languages; its meaning is leather. Indeed, Khumba is recognizable precisely by the stripes on the skin. Khumba would like to have stripes all over her body, and therefore would like to be different from how she is, while instead she should learn to accept her differences. It is precisely his difference, however, that isolates him from the rest of the pack, and only when he begins to consider it as a positive thing will he be able to look at himself and find the courage to help and save all the other animals of the Karoo.

Khumba's research involves the viewer on an exciting journey through an ancient land, characterized by differences and contrasts that reflect Khumba's inner journey. For example, when Khumba feels sad and worried about his skin, he will also see streaks in the clouds and the rest of the landscape, while when things seem to be going well, he will feel more inclined to focus on the variety of the landscape around it.

The film deals with many themes, but in particular that of the journey towards self-knowledge in harmony with others.

The Italian poster of Khumba
Original title: Trust
Country: South Africa
Year: 2013
Gender: 3D animation
Duration: 83 '
Directed by: Anthony Silverston
Production:Triggerfish Animation
Distribution:  Eagle Pictures
Exit :  06 February 2014 (cinema)
  
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