In Mathare, an impoverished community on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, accessing vital health services is often a struggle. Wilbroda and a team of mothers, employed as community health workers by the African nonprofit mothers2mothers, are working tirelessly to change that. This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project.
Mothers2Mothers provides health care to families who need it most, delivered by women who know them best. M2M is building a healthy, thriving Africa.
Lydia is an independent filmmaker making films about the people, issues and experiences that move her. She's one of the writers of Country Queen, Kenya's first drama series on Netflix and Igiza, a limited series on Showmax. She has also written, directed and produced various narrative and documentary films, including Millet (2018), winner of Docubox’s Shorts, Shots & Shots scriptwriting prize; Sungura, (2021) a narrative film that has screened at several notable festivals such as the Pan African Film Festival at Cannes, Interfilm Short Film Festival, and the Black Star International Film Festival where it received the best Women in Film Award.
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Director: Lydia Matata
Producer: Lydia Matata
Cinematography: Lydia Matata, George Maina Mundi
Editor: George Maina Mundi, Lydia Matata
Sound Mix: Eric Musyoka, Decimal Records
Post Facility (Colour): Africa Post Office
Colorist: Koome Mwirebua
Assistant Editor: Kelvin Kyalo
Production Assistant: Macharia David
Featuring: Wilbroda, Miriam Kitenge, Willy Okullo
Story Consultants: Carolyn McEwen, Dillon Mann
Executive Producers: Sky Dylan-Robbins, Gabriel Diamond
Producers: Mungai Kiroga, Debra Aroko
Editorial Consultant: Will N. Miller
Legal Services: Matthew T. Rogers, Esq.
Music provided by: Musicbed
Special Thanks: Kenya Ministry of Health, Mathare North Health Centre, Community of Mathare, Charles Muruka, Emily Owino, Jane Njoki, Emmaculate Abuya, Ruth Adhiambo, Grace Anyango, Everlyne Apondi, Ann Kaniu, Lydia Kiarie, Zipporah Kinara, Gladys Kunani, Stella Maunda, Naomi Mwangi, Lucy Njau, Edith Nthenya, Julie Obiero, Caroline Oluoch, Sarah Polo, Agnes Waichagaki, Scolastica Wambui, Rachael Kamori, Jothan Ngotho Rutere, Maureen Kwamboka.
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.