Media for Development International seeks to promote development through communication, by providing socially conscious programming to Tanzania and Africa at large. We produce film, video, television, radio serials and music, in Tanzania, for Tanzania, by Tanzanians.
MFDITZ works closely with development agencies, schools, hospitals, faith based organizations, the government and other institutions by providing them with comprehensive and engaging educational tools to use in the field.
Our multiple award-winning films, including Consequences, Neria, More Time, Everyone’s Child, Yellow Card and Chumo, are among the most widely seen and used films across Africa.
MFDI's most recent production, Siri ya Mtungi, is Tanzania's favorite television program.
The 13 part dramedy follows a cast of colourful characters, related by blood or marriage, or simply by love, who make up a community that is inspired by purpose, brought down by fear, superstition and betrayal, lifted by comedy and joy, and strengthened by the intimate bonds of family and friendship. It’s a story of relationships won and lost. ...Read More
We are happy to announce the Swahili version of the latest documentary series from our partners at the Television Trust for the Environment. ‘Reframing Rio’ consists of six hours of documentary programming produced in collaboration with TVE partners across the world, as a run up to the Rio+20 Earth Summit which took place in Brazil during June 2012. This is a welcome addition to our growing library of environment programming in Swahili with a focus on environment challenges facing Africa....Read More
Swahiliwood is about capacity building in the context of making films. The project will produce and distribute three feature films.
With three “winning” scripts selected and three Tanzanian co-production companies identified, the production phase of the project kicked off with practical pre-production and production training and mentoring. ...Read More