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."



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, Clara and Alex, from Kansas City. In spite of their differences in learning style and personality, they must now role-play as leaders of Pakistan at an annual Model United Nations Conference held at the U.N. Headquarters with children from all over the world .  



Directed & Edited by Kenneth Chu

Cameras: Kenneth Chu, Diana Ecker

Sound Mix: Kyle Moore

Special Thanks: Judith Cunningham and MMUN