Get a rare glimpse inside the lives of the Ogiek Indigenous People of western Kenya, who have struggled for decades to reclaim their territory. A recent court ruling has edged their dream closer to reality. This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project.
The Tenure Facility works alongside Indigenous Peoples and local communities to advance their community land rights while sharing the knowledge, innovations and tools that emerge.
Jackie Lebo is a director, writer, photographer and founder of the Content House collective. Raised in various parts of the Rift-Valley, her work is inspired by the region and the peoples within it. Her films include Gun to Tape, a documentary following 800m World Record Holder David Rudisha and Marathon World Champion Edna Kiplagat in the run-up to the London Olympics and The Last Fight, on the once-great Kenyan boxing team. Her writing has appeared in the Financial Times, the East African, The Africa Report, Kwani?, Chimurenga and The Caine Prize Anthology. Jackie is currently working on several projects that explore the nexus between traditional societies and modernity.
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Directors: Jackie Lebo, Ondivow
Producer: Chelagat Tum
Director of Photography: Ondivow
Editor: Wilfred Bha-Yanho Masea
Sound: Grishon Onyango
Associate Producer: Idah Yagan
Impact Producer: Sylvia Okoth
OriginalMusic Composition: Eddie Grey
Sound Design & Mix: Eddie Grey
Additional Sound Mix: Eric Musyoka, Decimal Records
Colorist: Jonah Greenstein
Aerial Cinematography: Kennedy Odero Maomond
Additional Cinematography: Wilfred Bha-Yanho Masea
Photographer: Firul Maithya
Translation: Godfrey Kimei Naibei
Featuring: Cosmas Murunga
Executive Producers: Sky Dylan-Robbins, Gabriel Diamond
Producers: Mungai Kiroga, Debra Aroko
Legal Services: Matthew T. Rogers, Esq.
Music recorded by: Chepkitale Indigenous Peoples Development Project
Music: Yamuyanga- Linet Chepkeliek, Karam Koret - Benson Naibei Chelasha,Angumesor Konding’o - Cosmas Murunga
Special Thanks: Cosmas Murunga, Godfrey Kimei Naibei, Chepkitale Indigenous Peoples Development Project, Tenure Facility
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.