A film made by children under the age of 13 which was nominated in the animation category of the recent African Movie Academy Awards has been selected to represent Africa in the Global Kids For Kids Competition that takes place in Montreal, Canada. Little Knowledge is Dangerous is one of 48 finalists from 500 entries from all over the world.
The film was made by Samora Michelle Oundo, Adede Hawi Nyodero and Karama Kilibwa Ogova during the annual Lola Kenya Screen film production workshop in Nairobi, Kenya in 2007. The films has so far won the Most Creative Project Award in Nairobi (August 2007), Special Jury Prize at Jugend Medien Berlin (May 2008) and Kids for Kids Africa competition (August 2008).
Says Dianne Dagenais of the Centre of Cinema for Children and Youth (CIFEJ) and Kids For Kids Competition: "As Little Knowledge is Dangerous has won the KFK Africa competition, it is invited to be part of the Global competition. This year, children from around the world will receive the DVD compilation and cast their votes. The catalogue of the competition will be online."
Though made by children under 13 years, Little Knowledge is Dangerous is competing in the Animation 13-16-year-old category against Poor Joshua Verde (Australia), Mancipia (Belgium), Carta Animada pela Paz: Os Dois Lados da Favela/The Animated Charter for Peace: The Two Sides of a Shanty Town (Brazil), Peace of Mind (Canada), Sul Filo dei Diritti/Let’s Knit on Human rights (Italy), Corn in the USA (USA) and Perspective: The Chicago Trains (USA).