Menda Films is a documentary film studio whose creation was inspired by the need to tell the scores of stories of Africa - its people, its history, its potentials, its glories and its missed opportunities - through short film documentaries.
We recognize that while very many books have been written about Africa and its people throughout the ages, the majority of these gems are either out-of-print, in far-away libraries, expensive for the average reader, or not available as e-books. It has been said (author unknown) that if you want to hide something from an African, either it put it in writing or put it in a book. We are hoping that through short documentaries, viewers will be inspired to learn more about the legendary figures, amazing places and awesome experiences that have shaped Africa to be what it is today.
Our mission therefore is to create simple but poignant visual stories about Africa that will inspire viewers to read about the stories behind the screen.
Bringing to life untold stories of the people, history and places of Africa, using written accounts in forgotten or hard-to-find books. Our name is derived from Bamenda, a city whose name means people (Ba) of Menda :)