Time Traveling Kids: From Here to Timbuktu

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: August 18, 2020

If your child has a lucid imagination and is fascinated by sci-fi and/similar things, allow them to time travel from here to Timbuktu.  What’s this all about you ask? Buni Media (producers of The XYZ Show) recently launched a new production titled From Here to Timbuktu.

The short film is targeted at children, and is based on the creative concept of time travel. Four children from four African countries (Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, and Senegal) travel back in time to ancient Timbuktu which is one of Africa’s most famous ancient cities. Located in Mali, West Africa, Timbuktu was the home of Mansa Musa, who is widely acknowledged as the richest man in history. In those ancient times, Timbuktu was also known as a hub of prominent African scholars.

In the short film, the young time travellers arrive in Ancient Timbuktu in the middle of an invasion by the Saadian army from Morocco. They meet Professor Ahmed Baba es Sudane, and take on the challenge of helping him to save his books from destruction by the Saadians.

Just from the trailer, From Here to Timbuktu offers beautifully crafted sets and captivating aesthetics. This wholesome family film is a well of African history knowledge your kids will love.

Watch the trailer here.

You can stream it for only Ksh 110 on Vumicentral.

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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