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Solutions Storytelling Project

Our Land, Our Life

From "Solutions Inside Out," a short film from Tony Wild + Laissa Malih + Franklyne Mudulia x Rights & Resources

Land is life. Watch to understand the ongoing struggle of land rights around the world — and here, on the Maji Moto group ranch in Kenya. Supported by the Rights and Resources Initiative and Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA), this community is taking back the land that rightfully belongs to them. This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project.

A global coalition

Meet Rights and Resources

The Rights and Resources Initiative is a global Coalition of more than 150 organizations dedicated to advancing the forest, land, and resource rights of Indigenous Peoples, Afro-descendant Peoples, local communities, and the women within these groups. Members capitalize on each other’s strengths, expertise, and geographic reach to achieve solutions more effectively and efficiently. RRI leverages the power of its global Coalition to amplify the voices of local peoples and proactively engage governments, multilateral institutions, and private sector actors to adopt institutional and market reforms that support the realization of rights.

Nairobi, Kenya

Meet Tony, Laissa, and Frank

  • Anthony is a wildlife ecologist, educator, conservation photographer and filmmaker. He’s an International League of Conservation Photographer- Emerging League, Explorers Club 50 Awardee 2022 and 2021 Jackson Wild Grand Prismatic Awardee. His work is focused on creating conservation content that will inspire conservation action across all ages and races.
  • Laissa Malih is a Laikipian Maasai, the first female filmmaker in her community with interests in documenting, linking, amplifying and scaling up grassroots community voices across diverse indigenous cultures in Kenya and the world.
  • Franklyne Mudulia is a passionate filmmaker and instructor with interests in using film to educate and impact change in the society. He has worked extensively as a Cinematographer, Photographer, and Video Editor with several creatives and filmmakers in Kenya and Rwanda.

Making an Impact

We'll be sharing updates as this film makes its way into the world. In the meantime, please send it to someone who you think would be inspired by it. And leave a comment and a like on the video to support this organization's and filmmaker's work!

Film Credits

Director: Anthony Ochieng’ Onyango

Co-Director: Laissa Malih

Cinematographer: Edwin Machuka

Asst. Cinematographer: Victoria Wangui

Interpreters: Stephen Ole Ntayia, Simon Tong’oyo

Editor: Franklyne Mudulia

Production Assistant: Easter Kinyua

Featuring: Olooshurua Ole Sekut. Mzee Kuyano Ng’anayio’s family, Noormeshuki Lekisaika, Kimaren Ole Riamit, James Twala

Story Consultants: Kendi Borona, Patrick Kipalu, Madiha Waris Qureshi, Jonathan Tigabu, Nicole Harris

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: Maji Moto Community, ILEPA (Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners)

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.