Dagoretti Film Centre is an enterprise created within the context of the training and audiovisual production,

In 2000 Amref Health Africa in Kenya launched the child protection intervention to respond to the explosive growth of the number of street children and families in the Dagoretti area, that houses 17 informal settlements (slums) that at that time had reached 11,500 street children (Amref baseline survey report, 2001). To respond, Amref developed and implemented the Community Based Child Protection 4R approach (Rescue, Rehabilitation, Re-socialization and Reintegration) with the goal of improving the health condition and welfare of children in Dagoretti. 

DFC promotes talent development for vulnerable children and young people in the sectors of filming and still photography, resulting in the production of critically acclaimed and award winning films. The production has given a voice to marginalized children and youth in local, national and international platforms through community screenings, mass media and film festivals. The products also aim to promote behaviour change and social mobilization, in order to foster child protection and youth empowerment. 

Our Approach

We developed the Different Perspective (DP) approach after a critique of the passive role of communities in collection and dissemination of information on the issues affecting Africa. Mainstream media traditionally focuses on African emergencies and extreme circumstances, depriving the subjects of their dignity and vitality. After more than 50 years of human rights campaigns, in the eyes of the general audience Africa still lags behind in telling HER story. The approach is anchored on peer-to-peer learning and tackles the issues of particular communities with the eye of an “insider”. The Different Perspective approach is double edged: bridging together the importance of the social process with the artistic result of the products and giving a voice to the voiceless along with returning the dignity and the initiative to the protagonists.The approach has demonstrated a real value in terms of creating awareness, dissemination of messages and being a transformational catalyst. The DFC enterprise uses  the different perspective approach in employment of young scriptwriters, technicians, actors and directors in the production of films, short films and music videos in the country’s fast-growing Creative industry.

Some of Our Services

Film & Documentaries

Audio Production



Our Team

Henry Thuo
Henry Thuo UI/UX Creative Designer
I’m an UX /UI leader, design thinker, product designer with experience in strategy, generative artist & human-loving introvert. Over the last decade he has collaborated with a diverse group of product teams including CKL Africa, Amref Health Africa, FilmAid , Sound and Pictures, Bluesky film amongst others to create insight led, human-centred products. His design practice combines design thinking, user research and experience strategy, all with a relentless focus on the user.
Lorna Ndung’u
Has a keen eye to detail, she ensures the selected shots are well balanced on screen and relevant to the message, provide supervision in films and also live stream events. Have a vast experience in the use of cinema and studio cameras ensure logical sequencing and smooth running. Worked with Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC), Cape Media (TV 47) and currently working at AMREF Health Africa . She has a wide experience in checking peak levels against peak/vu meter calibration to ensure clarity of up-sounds/commentary/music as per laid down procedures.
Peter Wangugi Gitua
Peter Wangugi GituaFILM DIRECTOR
Peter Wangugi Gitau is an award winning Filmmaker and has worked collaboratively and individually on a variety of socially engaged interdisciplinary projects for over a decade. He has made theater productions, documentaries and fiction films touching on social economic issues in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya . Worked with several Non Governmental Organizations on different film projects among them; Film-aid Kenya, World Food Programme, Windle Trust Kenya, Population Services Kenya, AMREF Health Africa.
Jackson Odiaga Ogonda
Jackson Ogonda Odiaga is an award winning filmmaker and producer based in Kenya whose main goal is to create films that are compelling, original and successful in promoting dialogue on social issues.His recent project was ‘Mashaa’ which received official selection at Giffoni Film Festival in Italy (2020). He has worked collaboratively and individually on several projects for over twelve years with Amref Health Africa, MasterCard foundation In Zambia, Vudio, Mistiere cinema in Italia, Pathfinder international and Seesaw Production in the Netherlands. He has produced documentaries, short and feature films touching on social economic issues in Uganda, Tanzania, Italy, Zambia and Kenya. He is also a prolific media training consultant and Currently Enterprise Lead at Dagoretti Film Centre. He has produced award winning films such as; ‘The Cut’ and ‘Child for hire’. When he isn’t working, Jackson mentors young people within the community to produce simple films for social change.
Peter Waiganjo
Peter Waiganjo heads the Venture Development Unit in Amref Health Africa in Kenya. He is the technical lead on identification, design and commercialisation of enterprise portfolio within Amref in Kenya.He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Management from Strathmore Business School, a BSc degree in Biochemistry from Egerton University and a host of other professional qualifications. Prior to Amref Health Africa.
He has worked in various capacities with Safaricom Limited, Excelsior & Wellness Groups, Biodeal Laboratories Limited, International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), and the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme (KWTRP).
Peter is also a fellow in the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme – a leadership programme for developing sustainable social ventures/enterprises.
Patrick Macharia
Patrick Macharia is a Kenyan-based actor and a rising professional creative cinematographer who works on feature films, music videos, and documentaries. He has featured in feature films, series, and short films. He has been nominated at Kalasha International Awards several times, Giffoni Awards in Italy, recently his short film (Mashaa) was nominated at Kalasha International Festivals in the category of Best Short Film, In Child For Hire series, he was nominated as Best Lead Actor. He also featured in The Cut Feature Film which was nominated and awarded for Best Feature at the second edition of the Africa Diaspora Festivals in Florence Italy. The films have been screened, nominated, and awarded both international and nationally. Through film, Patrick Macharia had an opportunity to meet and work with the Belgium Ambassador and also met her Majesty Mathilde Marie Christine Queen of Belgium.
Grace Tunya
Over 8 years working with different leading TV stations in the country such as Citizen TV, KTN, Nation, K24 etc. She has wide experience in producing multimedia content, script writing, video editing, voice overs, videography and photography. Currently, her role is majorly on client identification and partnerships.
Ken Irungu
He has been working professionally in video production and photography for 5 years. Favorite photography genres are portraits, street, landscape and industrial photography. I combine my love for meeting new people and filmmaking, telling their stories and sharing their perspectives of people through music videos, journalistic vignettes and short documentaries.
George Muchina
A Visual producer, with vast experience of over 5 years. He is proficient in adobe master creative suite and final-cut pro ,video production, post-production, Colour grading and colour correction for film, music videos, documentaries and livestream media.
Anthony Lubinga
Anthony Lubinga FILMMAKER
Accomplished filmmaker with extensive background in photography, videography and script writing productions. He delivers high-quality, creative work by effectively managing all aspects and technical requirements.
Amos Gaitunguu
Audio engineer and producer, with vast experience in domains of production, post-production, mixing/ mastering, sound for film/video, podcasts, sound effects, audio editing, conceptual albums and Live events.
Ngaira Kelvin (Kete)
He has great passion for music and content development.
A content producer, script writer for both short stories and TV series. She is a great video editor and a copywriter for different magazines and also brochures.
Kennedy KituyiFILM DIRECTOR.
Kennedy Kituyi (Director Kenitoh) is an award winning Kenyan Music Video director and editor. He has worked with artists from Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda. He is an experienced Digital Media Strategist and Content Creator and among the youngest most rising film directors in Kenya, having recently directed Ewaso Nyiro River Documentary, Executive Producer for Tv Series (Pastor Mhesh &Behind Love), movies and TVC (Pro gas and Max Fly Energy Drink) he is currently the director and editor at Dagoretti Film Centre.
A photographer who takes pictures of people .His goal is to show the beauty, grace , strength and enthusiasm of people. He focuses on non-model and places people in exaggerated situations that highlight an aspect of who they are. He’s a person who looks for a sense of differentness and fortitude in my work. He shoots a lot of photos as well as assignments for the organizations.