Before the Flood

One man risks all to save his family


A Kenyan farmer must save his family from the worst drought they’ve had in sixty years. Filmed over 5 years; with little more than a big idea and a video camera we see him transform from a father, to community leader, to a climate change activists on the global stage. This film is about change. On a macro level it is about our changing weather, but much more than that, it is about a man who is forced to change.


Kisilu Musya

Kisilu Musya

Video Diarist

Julia Dahr

Julia Dahr

Director / Co-Producer

Hugh Hartford

Hugh Hartford


Julie Lunde Lillesaeter

Julie Lunde Lillesaeter

Director of Photography



Last week we were at Sheffield Doc/Fest sharing our experience from the ongoing work on Before The Flood at the Between Activism and Extremism: Storytelling for Change session.
Thanks to everyone in the audience for the great engagement in the Q&A and thanks to the organizers.
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Going to Sheffield Doc/Fest? On Monday, director Julia will talk about Before the Flood at an industry event about activism and documentary filmmaking hosted by ESoDoc - European Social Documentary. Check it out! ... See MoreSee Less

Between Activism and Extremism: Storytelling for Change

June 13, 2016, 2:30pm - June 13, 2016, 4:00pm

Sheffield Town Hall

Also this year ZeLIG is organising in partnership with Documentary Campus an industry session in the framework of Sheffield Doc/Fest. SESSION DESCRIPTION: You want to tell strong stories to change ...

So pleased to be part of this years Goodpitch Kenya with @DOCUBOXFilmFund & @BRITDOC Its going to be awesome! ... See MoreSee Less


This film needs your support to get finished.

Help launch KISILU: BEFORE THE FLOOD by making a donation today. As little as £10 goes a long way, but more is helpful too!

We are in the midst of editing the film but need extra funds to get us to the strongest possible theatrical / festival cut, and to distribute the film as widely as possible. With your help we can finish Kisilu: Before the Flood and launch it into the world in 2016.

In gratitude, you will receive a link to the film when finished.

Thank you.