Living Cultures is part of a unique collaboration between Oxford University Pitt Rivers Museum and InsightShare, that brought five Maasai elders and leaders from Tanzania and Kenya to the UK for two weeks in November 2018 to realign narratives from the colonial past and relate them to the continuous struggles of the present.
InsightShare have been working with Maasai communities for 5 years using participatory video to support them in their in their cultural preservation. Our commintment with Maasai communities has led to setting up participatory video hubs in Tanzania and Kenya called ‘Otoilo le Maa’ (Voices of the Maasai). Representatives from these two hubs have been working with us and the Pitt Rivers Museum to realign the narratives in the museum. See here how this collaboration started with the museum and our Maasai partners. Watch this 1.30mins version of “Olosho”, a film on land rights made during our first participatory video project with Maasai community.