The Greedy Lords of the Jungle – African Animation Short

Story Synopsis
Not so long ago, in a beautiful land, there lived a man. Unfortunately not everyone who came to the land was honest and true. Some folks were very greedy. These unjust individuals sought to take as much as they could from the man. Eventually, the man had suffered so much that he decided to find a way to deal with the problem.

The Allegory
Originally the story was an allegory about the disenfranchisement of the Africans by the Europeans especially during and after ‘the Scramble for Africa’. The principles are equally true of any situation in which one party, wrongfully and especially forcefully, acquires another party’s property or rights. Unfortunately this is a problem still rife in Africa and one that regularly rears its ugly head right here in Kenya. One need go no further than the I.D.P. problem and the numerous national scandals to find evidence of the effects of such vice.

The film’s tag line is, “The cost of justice is a price worth paying.”

From RECON-Digital comes an animated short film titled “The Greedy Lords of the Jungle”, based on a well-known Kenyan story. It is a story with a very significant place in Kenyan folklore and is the first in what will be a series of African animated short films.

The film was adapted and produced by Gatumia Gatumia. Production commenced in March 2008 and completed in February 2009. This film was made entirely in Kenya.