Sesotho Media & Development

statement of chairperson

Welcome Statement

Dear Stakeholders, Partners and our Esteemed Beneficiaries,

On behalf of Sesotho Media and Development (SM&D), its dedicated team, and my fellow Board of Trustees, I am honored to express our profound gratitude to all those who have contributed to our organization’s success and impact over the past 24 years. Your unwavering support and collaboration have been instrumental in driving positive change through SM&D in Lesotho and beyond

We extend our sincere appreciation to our esteemed partners, both local and international, for sharing our vision and collaborating with us on numerous projects. Your commitment, expertise, and shared resources have allowed us to expand our reach and deepen our impact

We acknowledge and appreciate the trust, engagement, and active participation of the community members and beneficiaries whom we serve. Your voices, experiences, and aspirations are at the heart of our work. We remain committed to empowering and uplifting your lives through our programs and initiatives as we look ahead into the next 5 years.
Without your collective support, guidance, and collaborative spirit, the existence of SM&D would not have been possible. As we look ahead, we remain committed to strengthening our partnerships, expanding our impact, and creating a brighter future for Lesotho.

Mrs Limpho Masilo-Motsamai
Board Chairperson, Sesotho Media and Development

Our Mission

To promote the use of facilitated film screenings as a tool for dialogue and dissemination of information to enable the marginalized to make informed decisions about their lives and become agents of change.

Our Vision

To be a leading organization that uses the power of film to engage marginalized audiences around issues of social change to contribute towards sustainable development in Lesotho.

Our Story

Established in 1999 by the esteemed international filmmaker Mr. Don Edkins, SM&D has been predominantly supported by Bread for the World (BftW). Throughout its 24-year..

Lesotho Film Festival
what we do

Lesotho International Film Festival

Once a year, since 2011, SM&D organizes the Lesotho International Film Festival to give a platform to young local filmmakers to use film as a tool to share authentic experiences on social, economic and cultural issues affecting them. Each year the festival is hosted under the human rights centred theme ‘Telling African Stories’.
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