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CBCF started out as a project in October 2007, and had trained its first filmmakers – 3 Tanzanians and 3 Kenyans – by the end of that year. We started from the ‘formula’ of the Brock Initiative, using UK technical expertise, and established a laboratory/office in each country with a digital film library on fixed hard drives, supported by 10 ‘Mobile Film Studios’ (MFS) of camera, tripod, laptop with editing software (FCP) and portable hard drive(s).

Between October 2009 - 2010 the training was entirely run by Kenyans and Tanzanians, and over 80 young people from both countries were trained and over 280 short films highlighting current issues in biodiversity conservation and livelihoods were made. We have strong partnerships with conservation bodies such as Nature Kenya and WCST (the two national partners of Birdlife International) and ALIN the Arid Lands Information Network. We make films for and with them about major issues, such as the current threats to the Tana Delta (Kenya) and Lake Natron (Tanzania). Our films have been shown on both Kenyan and Tanzanian television.

 

 

 

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