A Canopy of Hope

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This film documents the work of four African/Kenyan conservationists in diverse spaces: conservation photography, hiking, food and seed sovereignty and community-based conservation. The film showcases how their work interlinks with the ideas and philosophies of  Prof. Wangari Maathai. They articulate their passion for conservation and their hopes and desires in contributing to conservation practices that are oriented to the needs and aspirations of African peoples. They are working to build what Prof. Wangari Maathai referred to as “A canopy of hope”.



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Hluleka is a marine conservation themed nature documentary that aims to encourage community engagement in decision-making. The story focuses on South Africa’s smallest marine protected area, Hluleka. We follow Jamila Janna on an emotional journey unpacking the history, the present and the future through the facilitation of solution-based discussions around inclusivity in decision-making..



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INVASION is a short film about how development within a protected area brings about invasive species, which have a negative effect on the ecosystem in Nairobi National Park.


NEWF Wild Women Media Lab Film Showcase

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Ten powerful women in conservation science and media from South Africa, Nigeria, Tanzania, Mozambique, Rwanda, Zambia and Kenya were selected for the NEWF Wild Women Media Lab.  For 12 days the cohort engaged in intensive online filmmaking workshops with industry experts and mentors from around the world to guide them through the process of producing a micro-film – a first time experience for all. Each participant was provided with a media making legacy package, allowing them to each develop, film and edit their stories in just a few days. The NEWF Wild Women Media Lab was been designed in partnership with Jackson Wild and was supported by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, American Film Showcase, the United States Mission South Africa and National Geographic Society.



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Pollinators are responsible for the production of various crops, fruits, fibres, medicinal plants and the regeneration of wild plants. However, many farmers lack the knowledge to identify the beneficial insects from damaging pests. At the same time, indiscriminate use of pesticides as clearing techniques are contributing to their decline. There are serious implications in pollinator destruction for food security, livelihoods, human health, industries and the global economy. This film showcases some of the pollinators and highlights how important it is for scientists and farmers to work together for conservation and better yields and incomes.


Vulturine Guineafowls

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