Four Short Films from India, Kenya, Colombia and Togo

Year after year thousands of young people take part in the weltwärts program, a volunteer initiative of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. They actively learn what development cooperation means. In doing so they get to know ideas and initiatives that may hold solutions for global problems.

In the project »Ideen.Transfair«, four young film-makers from India, Kenya, Colombia and Togo present exemplary ideas in short films that they created together with weltwärts volunteers. Through the films these ideas embark on a journey – in order to be seen and spread by as many viewers as possible.

A project by
Arbeitsstelle Weltbilder e.V. and WELTFILME

With financial support from
German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).


The film-makers

Ankur Didwania – Director of THE FOREST MAN OF INDIA

Ankur DidwaniaAnkur Didwania worked on more than 80 documentaries for various non-profit organizations across India. For over five years he has been creating media and tools in the field of development communication.

Kiirũ Ngotho – Director of SUN FOR RENT

Kiirũ NgothoKiirũ Ngotho was born in Kenya and studied at the College of Arts in Namibia. As a film-maker and photographer he has worked on several documentaries for social institutions and NGOs. He also works as a creative media instructor for various grass-root media initiatives.

Eliana Sánchez – Director of BLOWS TO THE SOUL

Eliana SánchezEliana Sánchez studied Directing and Producing Film and Television at Manuela Beltrán University in Bogotá. She has worked on a number of productions and directed several short films for television on the subject of disarmament.

Joël M’Maka Tchedre – Director of TAILOR-MADE IN TOGO

Joël M’Maka TchedreJoël M’Maka Tchedre was born in Togo and studied Film and Media Production in Niger and France. Since then he produces his own documentaries and short narratives and is founder of the Togolese production company ‘Les Films du Siècle’.