Colours of the Alphabet

Nicholas Higgins (Producer)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


Colours of the Alphabet is a beautiful, inspiring and bittersweet story about language and childhood in Africa.

Steward, Elizabeth and M’barak are three first time school pupils in rural Zambia who struggle to make sense of an educational system where the language they speak at home is different from the language used in the classroom.

At a time when nearly 40% of the world’s population lack access to education in their own language, Colours of the Alphabet offers an intimate and moving insight into a global phenomenon from the unique perspective of three innocent children.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow Film Festival 2016
PublisherLansdowne Productions
Media of outputFilm
Size80 minutes
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2016


  • Language issues
  • Education
  • Documentary


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