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TESF Filmmakers Begin To Tell Their Stories

We are delighted to introduce the first round of films that have been submitted by a number of TESF filmmakers. Combining the power of a mobile phone in their pockets with their passion for education, 54 researchers from the TESF programme have embarked on a Mobile Journalism (MoJo) training programme this year with a number of professional filmmakers in the global South to develop their technical skills and approach to communicating a powerful story.

All films will be showcased as part of the TESF Film Festival to be hosted at the end of April 2023 (exact dates to be confirmed). We will also be collaborating with country hubs to host in-person film festival screenings to help share the amazing work coming out of these TESF projects.

Here is a sneak peak at the first round of submissions. We’re looking forward to sharing many more with you over the coming weeks.


First We Eat! Mobilising ECD centres to develop agency for growing, eating and sharing healthy food

First We Eat! Mobilising ECD centres to develop agency for growing, eating and sharing healthy food

Filmmaker: Lausanne Olvitt (South Africa)


"Changing cultural expectations: the value of sport to girls' development"

Changing cultural expectations: the value of sport to girls’ development

Filmmaker: Asma Jama (Horn of Africa)


The utilisation of school food gardens as educational transformation agent to achieve community-wide sustainable livelihoods

The utilisation of school food gardens as educational transformation agent to achieve community-wide sustainable livelihoods

Filmmaker: Andries du Plessis (South Africa)


Eco School model "Eco School"

Model Eco School

Filmmaker: Mustafa Ahmed (Horn of Africa)


Sustainable nutrition for Climate action: Enablers and Barriers to shifting to more sustainable food choices "healing is in the pot"

Sustainable nutrition for climate action: enablers and barriers to shifting to more sustainable food choices “healing is in the pot”

Filmmaker: Bridget Ringdahl (South Africa)


Sustainable nutrition for Climate action: Enablers and Barriers to shifting to more sustainable food choices "healing is in the pot"

Sustainable nutrition for climate action: enablers and barriers to shifting to more sustainable food choices “healing is in the pot”

Filmmaker: Kath Fourie (South Africa)


“Development of water classrooms for middle school students”

Development of water classrooms for middle school students

Filmmaker: Chhavi Mathur (India)


Reframing climate messaging for mobilising youth in Cape Town “Afrocentric Climate Culture”

Reframing climate messaging for mobilising youth in Cape Town “Afrocentric Climate Culture”

Filmmakers: Daniel Robinson and Lunga Makhonxa (South Africa)


School principals as conduits for sustainable livelihoods in agricultural communities in rural South Africa

School principals as conduits for sustainable livelihoods in agricultural communities in rural South Africa

Filmmakers: Kathija Yassim and Kati Sithole (South Africa)


‘Nomadic pastoralists and the path to sustainability: the case of livestock enclosures in Somalia’ 

Nomadic pastoralists and the path to sustainability: the case of livestock enclosures in the Horn of Africa

Filmmaker: Jama Adam (Horn of Africa)