A Grandmother’s Tribe


“When Grandmothers speak, peace will return to the Earth” – (HOPI PROPHECY)

Set between a tiny village and the largest slum in Africa, comes a story of two remarkable grandmothers. A Grandmother’s Tribe is a for-purpose documentary film that reveals the lives of countless grandmothers of Africa, left behind after the loss of their own children, who, with determination and tenderness are now responsible for the rearing of more than 13 million orphaned children in sub-Saharan Africa.

Directors, Dean Easterbrook and Qiujing Wong, of Borderless bring audiences an unobstructed story of Emmanuel Makokha and Silas Odhiambo and the grandmothers who have selflessly stepped forward to raise, educate and prepare them for a better future.

A Grandmother’s Tribe partnered with the Stephen Lewis Foundation in Canada to drive awareness and fundraising to support more than 400 grandmother groups in sub-Saharan Africa. Funds raised enabled the ‘grannies’ to raise the orphaned grandchildren in their care.


DOCNZ International Documentary Festival (2007): Special Mention, Best Medium NZ Documentary

Sonoma Film Festival (2007): Humanitarian Award