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Magic Journey to Africa (2010)

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A young girl named Jana takes a magical journey to Africa.


Jordi Llompart


Jordi Llompart (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eva Gerretsen Eva Gerretsen ... Jana
Raymond Mvula Raymond Mvula ... Mel
Michael Van Wyk Michael Van Wyk ... Kabbo
Leonor Watling ... Fairy
Adrià Collado ... Jana's Father
Veronica Blume Veronica Blume ... Jana's Mother
Odette Ochs Odette Ochs ... Gal-La
Natasha Lamoela Natasha Lamoela ... Gal-La's Mother
Georgina Macaulay Georgina Macaulay ... Bushman Woman
Theresa Kahorongo Theresa Kahorongo ... Mel's Mother (as Thereza Kahorongo)
Panduleni Hailundu Panduleni Hailundu ... Mel's Father
Harris Gordon Harris Gordon ... Fire Spirit
John Whiteley John Whiteley ... Owl Man
Arnold Nzwanana Arnold Nzwanana ... Elephant Boy
Simon Brading Simon Brading ... Lion (voice)


A young girl named Jana takes a magical journey to Africa.

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Plot Keywords:

africa | 3d | See All (2) »


A Great Adventure, An Unforgettable Journey, A Unique 3D Stereoscopic Experience


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Release Date:

7 May 2010 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Calatorie magica in Africa See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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First Spanish film to be shot in 3D. See more »


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heartwarming family film
5 October 2013 | by fsa-809-395885See all my reviews

I cannot understand why this film has an average 3.0 rating. No, the cgi sequences aren't up to Hollywood blockbuster standards, the score is somewhat minimalistic, and some of the acting performances are a little under par, but this is essentially a heartwarming story of a girl who feels pity for an African street boy who finds refuge in the fantasy dream world of his African ancestors, and follows him there, where she discovers a place full of talking animals and magical spirits who help her in her search. The film is largely constructed as a dream sequence, something I feel it does extremely well, and is filled with beautiful images of Namibian landscape and wildlife.Eva Gerretsen is convincing in her role, as are the speaking animals. The film has a lightly moralistic tone (without writing spoilers, big game hunting is put in a negative light-hope you all agree with that-). We watched this film with our 9 year old twins, (boy+girl) and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. it is a wonderful introduction to the beauty of Africa, the importance of empathy amongst mankind, and is filled with beautiful animals both fantastic and real. No orcs, no battles, no horrific images (there is one fire spirit that I was concerned about who might be frightening to a 5-year-old, but he has a very friendly voice, and does nothing but help the girl). I've rated the film 10 because it really doesn't deserve the 3 average it has at the moment (I would normally rate it as a 7 or 8). It's a shame that so many films get rated on their technical, rather than story content.Thoroughly recommended as an intelligent and didactic children's film.

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