KibiraFilms International is a movie production and distribution company that has been in existence for more than 15 years.
As it was Originally based in the US, Kibirafilms has made feature films based on the Africans in the diaspora as well as issues affecting people from East and Central Africa. Among its most impactful feature film made is called TUSAMEHE which highlighted the awareness of the AIDS epidemic.
It was made at the hight of the AIDS epidemic, the message was simple and straight to the point …that “if you fool around, you will die” The movie was well received in Tanzania and beyond. Josiah Kibira, the director of the movie, was invited to Dar es salaam, the capital of Tanzania or a special screening.
The company produces featurefilms and documentaries in Swahili. since it is a language that is underrepresented in the world film stage even though it is spoken by over 100 million people around the world.
In the United States alone, there are over 73 colleges and universities where Swahili is offered as one of the language courses. Kibirafilms movies can be found in some of these colleges.