Maisha Film Lab

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Maisha Film Lab is a Uganda-based non-profit training film initiative for emerging East African filmmakers[1][2][3] and mentor ship programme for aspiring filmmakers and youth in Eastern Africa. It encompasses film production, screenwriting, directing, producing, cinematography, editing, sound recording, and acting.[4]


Maisha was established in 2005 by film director Mira Nair.[5][6] The name Maisha is from a Swahili word that means "life". Maisha aims to seek, identify, nurture, and promote creative talent among children and youth through hands-on skills development programmes in areas such as journalism, film-making, arts appreciation, and organisation and presentation of cultural and creative events.[citation needed]

Notable alumni[edit]

Maisha 2011 participants and Mentors

Below is a list of distinguished Maisha Film Lab alumni in alphabetical order:

External links[edit]