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Tulanana B.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania16 reviews

$700 - $700 / Day

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Top Services

  • Documentary DP

    7 reviews
  • On-Air Reporter / Host

    1 review
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    3 reviews



  • 4K video camera
  • DSLR or equivalent


  • External recorder
  • Wireless lavalier mic


  • Lighting kit

About Tulanana

A digital storyteller working in journalism and film. I have video shooting, producing and editing skills with personal camera kit. I also offer 360 video production and editing with personal kit. I am the co-founder of @OnaStories, an Africa first graphic journalism hub. Have 7 years working with BBC World Service in Tanzania.

Top Projects

  • Giant Rats Sniff Out Tuberculosis

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Production Company
    • Line Producer / On-Location

    At the APOPO research center in Morogoro, Tanzania, lab technician Fidelis John trains rodents with powerful snouts to detect tuberculosis (TB) in humans. Using food, socialization and friendship, John’s African Giant Pouched rats learn how to identify fatal TB mycobacterium. The samples that the rats indicate as TB-positive are then confirmed in APOPO's lab using WHO-endorsed methods. APOPO’s army of giant rats with sophisticated sniffers help save human lives every day.

    60 Second Docs

    Produced for 60 Second Docs on Storyhunter

    November 2019

  • Kilwa Kisiwani Ruins

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist
    • Drone Operator

    Getting to the ruins of Kilwa Kisiwani in Tanzania, East Africa is no easy task. But the trek to the island is worth it; Kilwa Kisiwani (“isle of the fish”) was once one of the greatest cities of the Swahili culture. In the 10th century, it made its fortunes by trading the riches of the African interior: gold, ivory, timber, and other valuable treasures. Until the Portuguese showed up in the 16th century, Kilwa Kisiwani was a wealthy and powerful port. Kilwa Kisiwani may be no more, but the standing ruins are spectacular. See the video for a glimpse of the stunning architecture left behind, including the Great Mosque, the oldest standing mosque on the East African coast. Learn more about the history of Kilwa Kisiwani here. CREDITS: Directed by Chris Naka On Location Director/DOP - Tulanana Bohela Story by Samir Patel Produced by Doug Baldinger Cinematographer - Jonathan Kitundu Co-producer - Ona Stories

    Atlas Obscura

    Produced for Atlas Obscura on Storyhunter

    October 2018

  • Maggot Factory Tanzania

    • Documentary DP
    • News Shooter / Video Journalist

    Eating 20 tons of waste daily

    60 Second Docs

    Produced for 60 Second Docs on Storyhunter

    December 2020

  • Rat Detectors

    • Documentary DP

    BOOM doesn’t go the rat. In Tanzania, rats are trained to detect landmines leftover from times of political unrest. Unlike humans, a rodents acute sense of smell and lightweight frame allows them to safely detect landmines without triggering an explosion. The army of TNT sniffing African Giant Pouched rats save lives.

    60 Second Docs

    Produced for 60 Second Docs on Storyhunter

    February 2019

  • Looking for an experienced video journalist/videographer to film Mpingo harvesting [footage only]

    • Documentary DP
    • Field Producer
    Business Insider

    Produced for Business Insider on Storyhunter

    September 2022

All Services


  • Production Company

Production Support

  • 360 Documentary Video
  • 360 News Video
  • Field Producer
  • Line Producer / On-Location
  • Audio Storyteller
  • On-Air Reporter / Host
  • Documentary DP
  • Mobile Journalist / Livestreamer
  • News Shooter / Video Journalist
  • Reporter / Journalist


  • Video Editor - Documentary
  • Video Editor - News

Tulanana's Clients

  • BBC
  • BBC Reel
  • Atlas Obscura
  • 60 Second Docs
  • TRT World News
  • Freethink
  • Business Insider

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