Anita's Africa

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The first of six episodes in the new series for children Same Same But Different!

Winner of First Prize, Documentary Film at the 2007 Chicago International Children's Film Festival
Winner of The Silver Chris Award (Children and Youth Division) at The Columbus International Film and Video Festival
Winner Best Short Film prize at the Bermuda International Kids Film Festival
Nominated for the Film Club Prize as Best Film at the London (UK) Children's Film Festival 2008
Grand Prize, Best Children's Film at the Rhode Island International Film Festival
Winner of a Gold Remi as Best Children's Film at Worldfest International, Houston

Anita Byaruhanga is a lively ten year old girl living with her aunt and cousins in a small village on the outskirts of Kampala, Uganda. In Anita's Africa young viewers are led on a fascinating tour of her neighborhood, her school, and the crowded streets of Kampala. The audience is also introduced to the wonderful and exotic animals who make their home not far from Anita's including elephants, giraffes, lions, and zebras. Young viewers will gain an understanding of life as it is for a ten year old in the developing world and come to appreciate the similarities and differences between their lives and Anita's.

Running Time: 18 min.

Country Available: Canada, USA

Copyright Date: 2007

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School Audience:

  • Grades 5-12
  • Subjects:

  • Social Studies
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