Seeds of science

Seeds of science

This documentary was shot in Kenya with the goal to demonstrate the impact of the financial and networking support given by the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) to scientists from the developing countries. I chose to intertwine the stories of four different protagonists : Vitalis Wafula Wekesa, a PhD microbiologist coming from a very poor village in the south of Kenya, Segenet Kelemu an Ethiopian biotechnologist leading a top-research centre on food security in Nairobi, a team of chemists working at Nairobi University to ameliorate the quality of drinking water in the Kenyan capital and Zeyaour Kahn a leading scientist working on an innovative technology to alleviate hunger and increase food production among local farmers in Lake Victoria region. The film has been shown at scientific forums world-wide and has been broadcasted by RAI, Italian National Television.


DirectorCamera and editingGraphic designExecutive producerProducedCommissioned    Aired

Nicole LeghissaNicole LeghissaAmbhika SamsenEdward LempinenHyphaeThe World Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS-UNESCO) and RAIRAI, Italian National Television

DirectorNICOLE LEGHISSA Camera and editingNICOLE LEGHISSA Graphic designAMBHIKA SAMSEN Executive producerEDWARD LEMPINEN ProducedHYPHAE CommissionedTHE WORLD ACADEMY OF SCIENCES FOR THE DEVELOPING WORLD (TWAS-UNESCO) AND RAI AiredRAI, ITALIAN NATIONAL TELEVISION


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