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APES IN SPACE

Themes: Education, Community,
Region: East Africa
Country: Kenya

THE LEGEND OF LWANDA MAGERE

The Legend of Lwanda Magere is a 10-minute animated short film based on the famous Luo folktale from Kenya, which showcases Kenyan superheroes and traditions to other Kenyans, Africans, and the rest of the world. The film is suitable for children aged 12+ and marketed both nationally and internationally. The idea is to offer young people, especially Kenyans, a reason to be proud of their culture. The documentary also illustrates the possibilities of using animation to tell African folklore to preserve and celebrate Kenyan culture.

Apes in Space is a Kenyan animation production company that creates original content as well as produces client work. Apes in Space is driven by a passion to tell fresh stories and create cool content from a unique African perspective, offering an alternative to Western characters and stories.