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.
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.
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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.