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Solutions Storytelling Project

Island of Hope

From "Solutions Inside Out," a short film from E. M. Mwangi x Amani Global Works

In the heart of the Congo's remote Idjwi Island, Dr. Jacques Sebisaho fulfils a childhood promise by spearheading the transformation of the local healthcare system. Motivated by this personal tragedy, he, along with his wife Mimy Mudekereza and the resilient community of Idjwi, established Amani Global Works. Through a network of trained Community Health Workers and clinics, they bring newfound hope and life-saving healthcare to the island's forgotten inhabitants. Now, their impactful work is spreading beyond the island to reshape healthcare on the mainland. This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project.


Meet Amani Global Works

He who has health has hope.
And he who has hope has everything.

In Africa’s remote Great Lakes region, where people often die from curable and preventable diseases, Amani develops hospitals, clinics, and community health outreach programs that save lives by bringing proven treatments and services to the people who need them most.

Nairobi, Kenya

Meet Eric Mwangi

Eric is a Cinematographer and Director, with filmmaking experience in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. He is an alumnus of the American Film Showcase documentary residency at the University of Southern California. His projects range from Documentaries, TV commercials and brand films to short films and feature films working through production houses such as Zero Point Zero Productions [New York], Zeleman Productions [Ethiopia], YCF Productions [Zambia], Docubox, One Fine Day Films, F.C.I.A and LBX Africa [Kenya], among others.

Making an Impact

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Film Credits

Director: E. M. Mwangi + Hillary Bachelder

Cinematography: E. M. Mwangi

Drone Operator: Jonah N. Murithii

Editor: Hillary Bachelder

Assistant Editor: Abel Waweru

Location Sound: Jonah N. Murithii

Colour/Sound Mix: Hillary Bachelder

Translation & Transcription: Frederic Ntaboba

Featuring: Dr. Jacques Sebisaho, Asha Bizibu, Ange Kidorho

Story Consultants: Clarise Ako Agbor

Executive Producers: Sky Dylan-Robbins, Gabriel Diamond

Producers: Debra Aroko, Mungai Kiroga

Legal Services: Matthew T. Rogers, Esq.

Special Thanks:

King Ntambuka

The people of Idjwi Island

The Amani Team

Rachel Amani Neema

Music Courtesy of Musicbed

This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project, a Skoll Foundation-supported initiative from the Video Consortium that connects regional filmmakers and social innovators in the Global South to produce solutions-focused short documentaries that catalyze positive change.