Silvester Mutua Kisila James

Email: sjames@usiu.ac.ke

Areas of specializations/specialization: Journalism, Communication for development, film and media

Biography:

Mr. Silvester Mutua is a lecturer in Journalism, communication and film production studies. His interests are in development communication, Broadcast journalism and film production and directing. Mutua has over twenty years of cumulated teaching experience in the two areas. He has also consulted widely in the same fields. Mutua is also a curriculum developer, He designed and wrote the curriculum for BA Film Production and Directing and BA Animation programs. He has also played a key role in the BA journalism review and assessment. Mutua is also a prolific writer, producer and director in documentary and feature film genres. His research areas are in film studies, journalism and communication for development.

Academic Degrees:

PhD candidate-Daystar University Communication (Film and Media studies)

Master of Arts in Communications from Daystar University

Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons.) in Literature in English and Linguistics

from Kenyatta University

Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Kenyatta University

Diploma in Film Production and Directing from the Kenya Institute of Mass

Communication.

Training for Trainers Certificate (TOT) in Training Methodology from the Kenya School of Government

Certificate in Drama Production for Radio and Television from the Kenya

Institute of Mass Communication and United Nations Funds for Population Activities (UNFPA).

Publications:

Couples Communication on Sexual and Relational Issues Among the Akamba in Kenya-https://www.academia.edu

Courses taught include:

  • JRN 1100: Introduction to broadcast technology and techniques
  • JRN 2106: Principles of Broadcasting
  • JRN 2106: Broadcast scriptwriting
  • JRN 3010: Television and Video production I
  • JRN 3012: Broadcast presentation
  • JRN 3013: Broadcast Journalism
  • JRN4013: Writing for the screen
  • JRN 4030: Television and Video production II
  • JRN 4027: Documentary production
  • CFD 6110: Theories of development communication

Video Documentaries:-

Dipo at crossroads (Ghana) Under Cilect-Part of a the series World disappearing cultures

Heritage of Rhythms (Kenya) under Cilect-Part of a the series World disappearing cultures

A Better Mlolongo- part of Sida-Makerere university environmental Journalism community engagement

Breaking the Silence- (fighting sexual harassment in Kenya Universities)-part of a research grant by FAWE to fight sexual harassment in Kenyan universities

Kenya’s Black Gold-(branding Kenyan Coffee internationally for the Coffee Board of Kenya)

Coffee Research Foundation- (branding documentary) CRF as an International center of excellence in Coffee Research

National Examinations integrity-Kenya National Examinations Council

IRMA (Insect Resistant Maize for Africa-communicating on-going research the biotechnology maize)-Africa Biotechnology

Docudramas:-

Too Late Mom-Docudrama on Adolescent Health

Carry your Burden-Adolescent Health

Red Card-Adolescent Health

Koi in Nairobi-German Television

A Promise of Love-Adolescence and teen pregnancy-Script and story consultant

A flip of the Coin-Adolescent health

Majuto Adolescent health

Red Card Adolescent health

Feature Films:-

  • Bloodline-Executive Producer
  • Payback-Executive Producer
  • Farming in Marsabit-FHI

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