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Solutions Storytelling Project

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From "Solutions Inside Out," a short film from Victor Njagi x Landesa

In Tanzania, a young widow discovers the power and potential to change her life and protect the planet – in the land beneath her feet. This film is a product of the Solutions Storytelling Project.

Why do land rights matter?

Meet Landesa

Landesa is an international non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of rural women and men by strengthening their rights to land. These rights to land – a fundamental economic asset around the world – are foundational to fighting poverty, promoting gender equality, and arresting the climate crisis.

Nairobi, Kenya

Meet Victor Njagi

Victor is a Nairobi based filmmaker, writer, and documentary researcher. He works across documentary, music videos, and commercial projects that center his interest in true stories that address climate change and gender based issues in society.

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: Victor Wachira

Cinematographer: Timothy Njogu

Drone Operator: Brown Bosye Mwakenja

Editor: Jibril Abdullahi

Sound Design: Paul Jillo

Colorist: Timothy Njogu

Featuring: Imelda Modestus, Zaina Mlawa

Story Consultants (LANDESA): Godfrey Massay, Monica Mhoja, Tyler Roush

Executive Producers: Sky Dylan-Robbins, Gabriel Diamond

Producers: Mungai Kiroga, Debra Aroko

Editorial Consultant: Khalid Shamis

Legal Services: Matthew T. Rogers, Esq.

Music provided by: Musicbed

Special Thanks: Communities of Ikongosi and Ikongosi Juu, Mufindi District Council, PELUM Tanzania

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.