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Location: Bartos Screening Room

Recommended for ages 9+

Dirs. Rémi Bezançon, Jean-Christophe Lie. France/Belgium. 2012, 78 mins. Digital projection. English-dubbed version. Under the cover of darkness a small boy, Maki, loosens the shackles that bind him and escapes into the desert night. Pursued by slave traders across the moon-lit savannah, Maki meets Zarafa, a baby giraffe—and an orphan, just like him. Inspired by the true story of the first giraffe to visit France, Zarafa is a sumptuously animated and stirring adventure, and a throwback to a bygone era of hand-drawn animation and epic storytelling set among sweeping widescreen vistas of parched desert, wind-swept mountains, and open skies.

Please note, this screening will be Sensory Friendly with the lights left on, but dimmed, and volume lower.

Tickets: $15 (($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online. (Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.