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At Freehand Studios, we believe that beautifully illustrated work is a key component of impactful and compelling storytelling. We create a range of digital and ink illustrations for books and film.
We produce black and white and colour digitally illustrated graphic novels. Our stories address history, governance, science, our natural world, social justice and the future of education in Africa.
ART OF UNLEARNING
by Chief Nyamweya
Art of Unlearning is the story of Gituma, the son of a dictator, who is unable to realize his creative potential until he meets three teachers who show him the Art of Unlearning to unlock his mind.
by Chief Nyamweya & Anne Connelly
TRUST is set in the African future nation of Wahengaland. It follows the story of Moraa, a young activist, who with the help of an unlikely group of friends and blockchain technology, goes on a perilous journey to save her homeland from cultural and ecological destruction.
THE BLIND SPOT
by Chief Nyamweya
Sifa, a young professor from the city, travels back to her hometown following the death of her grandfather – a leader of a famous peasant revolution. Upon her return, she finds that the post-revolutionary county is being taken over by a multinational industrial agribusiness companies.
We excel at creating uniquely African stories. Our studio specializes in scriptwriting, production, character development and conpect art. In partnership with our network of experienced and talented animators, we then go on to create 2D and 3D animations.
Akili Kids! Station IDs
Big Brother is Coming to the Farm: the digital takeover of food
A Guide to Traveling with La Via Campesina
Uli & Tata's African Nurser Rhymes (Teaser Trailer)
Food Sovereignty, Now! (In development)
EXPLAINED: UN Declaration on Rights of Peasants and other People Working in Rural Areas
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