Dear Mansa Musa – Short Film

About the Film

A short film on 14th-century West African Emperor, Mansa Musa. The aim of this project was to bring to light areas of history that aren’t discussed in the mainstream.

“Ruling the Mali Empire in the fourteenth century, Mansa Musa or ‘The King of Kings’ amassed a fortune that possibly made him one of the wealthiest people who ever lived. But his vast wealth was only one piece of his rich legacy. When Mansa Musa came to power in 1312, much of Europe was wracked by famine and civil wars but many African kingdoms and the Islamic world were flourishing.”

-Produced by Nirmala Valinciute (…)
-Cinematography by Jacob Crow-Mains (…)
-Lighting by Filippo Ficozzi
-Art Design by Syd Barker-Jukes
-Costumes by Hannah Shacklady
-Edited by Cam Sander (
-Sound Design by Max Fry (
-Written & Directed by Elias Williams


Additional Context

Visit: ( for more info on the project.

If you’d rather watch something a bit more informative, here’s a short video providing some context to the film.

Alternatively, to watch another short film, click here


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