We use Art for Social Change through production of quality films and theatre productions to inspire, empower and embrace the power of the African Narratives.
Legacy Arts and Film Lab aim is to continually produce quality feature films, documentaries, theatre productions and stage musicals with a focus on creating an avenue to use theatre & film and the arts for social change and to promote and nurture talent in the arts and film. Legacy Arts and Film Lab also holds periodic film and theatre workshops on performance art and film techniques. Legacy Arts and Film lab hosts the Annual Lake International PanAfrican Film festival (LIPFF) which takes place in November every year since 2016, being uniquely the African Festival for Films in African Languages. The organization runs Legacy kids Film club and the Smart Teens Forum and organizes the Necklace forum, which addresses Gender Based Violence through art and forum talks.
Legacy arts and film lab is a duly registered organization in Kenya since 2015, with both the Company Business Section the Community Based Organisation section for its Community Social Responsibility and Mentorship Program.
Meet The Team
You will be impressed!
Ms. Suki Wanza Nyadawa
Suki Wanza Nyadawa is a project manager with over 15 years experience. She has worked on training curriculums, and teacher’s session modules for various organizations. Ms Nyadawa is the festival coordinator of the Lake International Panafrican Film Festival (LIPFF) which is in its 6th year. Suki Wanza is an expert in community development and community theatre and enjoys working on programmes addressing youth issues. She is a trained peer educator, trainer of trainers, project and grants manager. She has a large experience working on USAID funded projects in Coast and Rift Valley in Kenya. Suki is also a rapporteur and consultant especially with organizational management issues. Suki is an adjunct lecturer at Kenyatta University and Multimedia University teaching in the departments of film and theatre arts. Suki is the assistant secretary at the Nakuru Players Society and treasurer for Enduata Housing Society. She is also on the TVET/CDACC committee for theatre and a trained assessor for all theatre courses in tertiary institutions. Ms Wanza has been jury for various acclaimed artistic awards and competition within the country including the Women in Film Awards and the Kenya Cultural Centre sponsored Virtual Competition – musicals. Suki is a prolific performing artist for many years. Her achievements include appearing in many award winning productions both on screen and on stage.
Vigilance is graduate of Film and Theatre Arts from Kenyatta University and a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Alumni, a program that shaped her leadership journey. She is an innovative, independent filmmaker and project coordinator at Legacy Arts and Film Lab with over five years’ experience and a firm believer in the power of communication and art in public advocacy as an authoritative tool in challenging and highlighting social norms and issues through her involvement in informative productions such as Bangarang (2021) narrating the history of political violence in Kenya, Silence (2020) highlighting the issue of defilement and culture of silence within homes, YALI Cohort 21 International Women’s Day Documentary (2018) celebrating and recognizing the power of women, The Runaway (2017) tackling the issue of human trafficking, Broken (2017) that tackles on mental health and Lotta (2016) tackling the issue of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Masai Culture. She is also the project programs coordinator of La Femme Initiative, a youth-lead organization that aims to bring women together under the theme “Making the impossible, possible” and to spark engagement towards development and sustainability. She is also the festival manager for Lake International Pan-African Film Festival (LIPFF).
Known as Abu Melita, he is a Kenyan filmmaker, Director and Producer with experience as a Grips Assistant. He has worked on local and international projects including documentaries for organizations like USAID, ACTIONAID, Safaricom, Guinness – made of black TVCs. He has also done Local commercials and TV Productions including KCB-Lion’s den, as well as various production houses including Quite Bright films, Ginger-ink productions, Fat Rain Film Productions and Film Studios Kenya. A film student from Kenyatta University his thirst for storytelling has seen him work on music videos, TV commercials, TV shows and documentaries for the past 9 years with exemplary dynamism that has seen his work recognized and used CBS TV and Kenyan TV Channels.
Legacy arts and film lab is a duly registered organization in Kenya since 2015, with both the Company Business Section the Community Based Organisation section for its Community Social Responsibility and Mentorship Program
To be a dynamic organization on the use Art for Social Change through production of quality films and theatre productions, and to create a network of creative artists that inspire, empower and embrace the power of the African Narratives. Our core values include:
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