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The Dream of the Ogiek of Mt. Elgon

From "Solutions Inside Out," a short film from Jackie Lebo x The Tenure Facility

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.

Thriving Forests. Thriving Communities.

Meet Tenure Facility

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.

Nairobi, kenya

Meet Jackie Lebo

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.

Making an Impact

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Film Credits

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

Transport:Edmond Okoth

Featuring: Cosmas Murunga

Story Consultants:

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.