Little Leaders

 

"Now you have learned a lesson," J. Robert Oppenheimer said to his student.  "Sometimes the elaborate, the learned, the grown-up method is not as good as the simple and childishly naive method."

 

 
 

Summary
 

An Official Selection for the 2016 Blow-Up Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival, Little Leaders is a lyrical coming-of-age short documentary about an unlikely pair of sixth-graders from Kansas City, Clara and Alex. In spite of their differences in learning style and personality, Clara and Alex are genuine friends who must now role-play as leaders of Pakistan at an annual Model United Nations Conference, held at the UN Headquarters in New York City and with children from all over the world.  

 
 

CREDITS
 

Directed & Edited by Kenneth Chu

Cameras: Kenneth Chu, Diana Ecker

Sound Mix: Kyle Moore

Special Thanks: Judith Cunningham & MMUN

 
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