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Collection titleZanzibar, the large forest
First broadcast date2010
AbstractA cartoon that tells the story of Senouhi, A hero of the pharaonic era. Each episode deals with an advanture of Senouhi and his friends.
- ERTU - Own production
BroadcasterERTU - Channel 1
- Society and way of life
- Art, Culture and Knowledge / Fine arts
Credits / Cast
- El-Adawi Hatem - Director
Period of events
- From -5000 to -1000
- Egypt - Middle Egypt
Media running time21m9
- Episode 23: Zanzibar, the large forest.
- Habi! You smell that odour coming from the island there?
- It doesn’t come from the island Senouhi. It's the smell of Hamou’s feet that is going to sink the boat!
- But there’s a smell that comes from the island there.
- What smell?
- That of my toothpaste!
- That of cloves.
- That’s what I said.
- We arrive in Zanzibar. The island is full of toothpaste,
- I mean cloves! There are about 1 million clove trees.
- It is big.
- Its area is nothing compared to that of Memphis. It is 85 km on 40, and there is a river called Moira.
- What can be found on an island like this?
- You’re going to see unique things.
- The nearest coast is Tanganyika, 56 km.
- I don’t think we’ll see more than animals and trees.
- In Zanzibar you will discover a strange way to hunt African elephants.
- It is different from the Indian elephant?
- Habsonik priest told me African elephants are bigger than Indian ones.
- But the Indian elephant is more friendly and intelligent. It can be trained as it has a good memory.
- And of course, it is hunted for its ivory tusks.
- It is true, Titi Cheri, the largest source of ivory is the African elephant.
- I see you did a research, captain Merneptah.
- I've lived here for 7 years.
- Zanzibar in sight!
- Stop yelling and help me with the sail instead.
- I decided to go on an adventure and hunt a large African elephant with large ivory tusks.
- So tell me how you’re going do that I denounce you. Hunting elephants is prohibited.
- You’d not do that Hamou? You're my friend, we know each other for a long time.
- I’ll give you half of the reward that I will get for denouncing you.
- Warning for Hamou and Mossat from Titi Cheri: the one that will approach an elephant will have problems.
- And what if it’s it that approaches?
- You will have problems as well.
- I hope this trip will be trouble-free.
- There will be no problems if you respect the rules.
- What are the rules, Titi Cheri?
- You must not hunt animals or get close.
- Tell them to not get close too.
- We must not separate during our stay in Zanzibar.
- I agree, only if Hamou washes his feet.
- Important decision: Hamou will not get off if he doesn’t wash his feet.
- So I won’t!
- I'm going to wash my feet, and even with perfume, Titi Cheri.
- Mr. Haman, Police Chief! What are you watching? We are all supposed to get off the boat.
- Senouhi! This land is unknown to us. We don’t know how its people live, how they think and will welcome us.
- We only know that they live in tribes, fishing and hunting.
- You mean they have neither temples nor obelisks or pyramids?
- They don’t even have houses, only traps for animals.
- I knew we were going to see nothing in such a country.
- We arrived at the beach!
- The smell here is really refreshing. We should plant clove trees on our return to Memphis
- and we could organize trips to here to have a change of air.
- Those who plant clove trees and live here must be artists.
- Habousnik priest! How do people in Zanzibar look like?
- What do you mean, Titi Cheri? They are normal people.
- Ask me on the locals. This is where I had the best 7 years of my life. They have no equal, they are extremely nice and sweet.
- Their smile never leaves their faces. You just need to see them to be happy. Their beauty and delicacy are indescribable.
- It is those you described, captain Merneptah?
- They have changed a little but their heart is good. We see it on their faces.
- What do you see on their faces, captain Merneptah? Something seemed to greatly excite them.
- No, Titi Cheri, they looked happy, as if they had found a prey.
- Let’s choose one of us to explain them we are friends, on a tourist trip,
- we went to the wrong place and we go on right now.
- Who to choose except for the one who lived with them for 7 years?
- I don’t think this is the country where I lived.
- Go on Mossat !
- Go on what?
- Go on so I can tell my friends when I returned that there was a hero called Mossat with us.
- No, you’ll tell your Criminal friends that there was someone called Mossat
- who refused to follow orders and I imprisoned him in the boat for the whole trip.
- If we can go back to the boat.
- It is the Chief Haman who should go talk to them. Isn’t he in charge of the safety of the trip?
- You’re right Mossat.
- What tragic end waits for me?!
- We are a Pharaonic delegation and we are on an expedition.
- I am Tarou, chief of the Chouchik tribe. Do not be afraid, this is our way to greet and welcome friends.
- You do not know our traditions but to prove you that you are friends I will greet you one by one.
- He wants to greet me with his huge hand! No thanks! You can consider us as your enemies.
- I could never bear greetings like that.
- I forgot to tell you that the whole tribe has to greet us one by one to show us its friendship.
- What are these strange traditions? If we are greeted by the whole tribe our faces will swell.
- No! Chief Haman, said to them that we greet from afar.
- Not before greeting my turn.
- Haman! If you don’t greet your turn he will consider you as an enemy and their behaviour will change completely.
- You sure captain Merneptah?
- Of course. Go on, greet him!
- I now understand why it is said that who greets everyone one meets no one!
- We often have visitors from the peninsula, as the Omani,
- but this is the first time we receive people from the land of pharaohs. We should have a party.
- Since they are not common, how will be their party captain Merneptah?
- Their party was intense, they tied me to a tree for 7 days and 6 nights.
- When we receive a friend we organize him a dance and a dinner.
- That's what I wanted, I'm sorry for what I said earlier.
- I have washed my feet to watch it, otherwise I’d be with Hamou on the boat.
- Turn him over!
- What? I didn’t come here to be turned over! What will people say about me.
- Even if your appearance is doubtful, the smell of your feet proves that you are a good man. You will participate in the party.
- We should all have washed our feet.
- Wait! We have not yet seen what’s going to happen.
- What have you done Captain Merneptah for they attach you for 7 days and 6 nights?
- I remember it was because of a strong laughing at a joke of their leader. It was a bad joke.
- I thought I should laugh to make him happy and they thought I was making fun of him.
- I'll tell you a joke. A tired man marries a tired woman. How do they call their son? "Phew!"
- Even with a reward I wouldn’t laugh.
- Will we be punished if we don’t laugh?
- Why, the joke’s not funny?
- You want me to be honest or not?
- I prefer not, of course.
- It is very funny. It makes people very comfortable.
- My wife told me the same.
- Princess Tamarina!
- Who’s princess Tamarina?
- She is my daughter and heir, the princess. Her nickname is « Granted orders Princess. »
- It means that all she wants have to be given to her. Her dreams must come true. Princess Tamarina!
- If it's like that, I'll be his friend and we’ll correspond by carrier pigeon.
- She is very beautiful.
- What a beauty!
- What a sweet beauty! Is she going to a masked ball?
- She made herself up to meet you.
- She should not have.
- Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! I want this man to show me around the forest of lions.
- Okay, I'll hide here, and you, go find me in the forest of lions.
- Be happy Mossat! Princess trusts you.
- And I trust her father!
- Go on Mossat!
- Show Tamarina around the forest of lions.
- Are you not afraid for your lions ?
- There are lions here?
- No, in this forest there are lots of animals that can show up from anywhere.
- What a joy! And we sit here like this!
- Predators do not dare to go where chief Tarou is.
- Princess Tamarina! No one can play with a lion or any other predator.
- Run! A herd of elephants attack us.
- Runnig! But where? We are with chief Tarou!
- Elephants have a developed sense of smell. They panic only if there is a strange odour, and especially if it is bad one.
- Pff! We should find a solution for the smell of your feet.
- If you do not wash them we throw you into the sea.
- Obviously you smell something that I absolutely don’t smell.
- We let you choose between washing your feet and spending the rest of your life on this beach. You will not get on this boat with this odour.
- Where have they gone? The smell of cloves is too strong.
- Help! Mossat, where are you? African elephants are coming! Believe me, this is Moussat who wanted to hunt them and not me.
- Are they not herbivorous? Maybe they want the grass I have in my mouth? Help! Elephants are chasing after me!
- Wash your feet and I will let you get on the boat.
- Where can I wash them? There is no tap.
- Ocean is big!
- Elephants are getting closer.
- You're free to choose between washing your feet and being attacked by elephants.
- It doesn’t matter Senou, let’s help him get on before the elephants catch him.
- Do not ask me to wash for 1 year.
- Why are you like that Hamou?
- Once I washed my feet and my friends were no more embarrassed, so I felt bad.
- We are saved from the elephants!
- Where are Titi Cheri and Princess?
- My daughter, Tamarina.
- They may be injured? We must find them.
- What should we do Chief Haman?!
- We'll get them, but we must protect ourselves from predators that we will encounter.
- Chief Tarou, how do we do?
- When we want to protect ourselves from predators we hide in caves.
- What a joy!
- Come elephant, come! Let me go down! Let me play with the elephant!
- Where do you want to go Tamarina? You think you can ride it and play with it?! This is a huge African elephant,
- it can destroy an obelisk in one hit! You used to play with elephants?
- No, daddy Tarou always says: "Tamarina, never go near the elephants!"
- So what I say is true. You must obey your father.
- But I'm a princess and this is the elephant who must obey me.
- The elephant doesn’t know if you’re a princess or not! If you go down it will harm you.
- I'll show you that he will obey me! Elephant! Elephant! I'm Princess Tamarina. Come play with me!
- Look what it’s doing now! Calm down a bit!
- You see what I see! Titi and Tamarina are on the tree there and the huge elephant tries to make them fall.
- We have to catch the elephant’s attention for Titi Cheri and Tamarina to be able to go down the tree and run away.
- Awesome! If we catch the elephant’s attention it will attack us!
- We catch its attention by going on a tree and then we wait for it to come to us.
- So it will be useless. Titi Cheri will have escaped and we will have fallen into the same trap. Who will come for us?
- Elephant is afraid of what?
- They fear two things: fire and loud sounds.
- Then we should light a fire to scare him.
- Look Habi!
- There are several elephants now.
- So we’ll light a bigger fire.
- You let the elephant go without letting me play with it!
- Can someone explain her that no one can play with an African elephant.
- Let’s leave before they come back.
- We are going to miss you.
- Really, we’ve seen traditions that nobody would have dared to imagine.
- Even then, you’ve seen nothing!
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