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Colours of the Alphabet

Colours of the Alphabet African Language release

We are excited that the 59 minute version of the film is available from 21st of February 2018, free across all of Africa on AfriDocs. And importantly it will be available with subtitles in 27 indigenous African languages, in addition to English, Portuguese and French.

The film will be available with subtitles in: Akan, Amharic, Bemba, English, Ewe, Fula, French, Hausa, Igbo, Kikuyyu, Kinyarwanda, Lingala, Lozi, Luganda, Luo, Magalasy, Moore, Nyanja, Oshiwambo, Portuguese, Tswana, Shona, Soli, Swahili, Tigrinya, Tsonga, Tswana, Wolof, Xhosa, Yoruba, Zulu.

If you live in Africa, you can view the film now for free now, in one of 30 languages at:

AfriDocs, the free streaming platform for the best documentaries in Africa, in conjunction with UNESCO is proud to present a unique and innovative film project, available NOW on AfriDocs, where films are FREE to screen anytime and from anywhere in Africa on


You can also share your story in your mother tongue and childhood in Africa, with #MyTongueMyStory on Facebook at or Twitter

And read the stories so far at:

About the project:

This Colours of the Alphabet translation and impact project has seen the training of 27 indigenous African language speakers in translation and subtitling skills and the translation of the film into 27 African languages. This training, translation and impact project has been supported by ESRC, Newcastle University, and The University of the West of Scotland, and been produced with the support of Amara and Screen Langauge

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Fresh View Cinema, Lusaka
Opening   Jan 23