Maisha (which means 'life' in Kiswahili) is a non-profit training initiative for emerging East African filmmakers. We provide hands-on intensives in screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, and acting.
"If we don't tell our stories, no one else will!"
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Maisha 2014 Labs
Upcoming filmmakers, we have a number of opportunities for you this year. Maisha Film Lab will carry out four screenwriting labs made possible by the ACP Secretariat (African Caribbean Pacific group of states) under the European Union.
We will also have a documentary lab funded by the LUMA Foundation.
Maisha was founded in 2004 by acclaimed director Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding, The Namesake, Amelia).
We operate labs in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda.
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