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Isa-Lee Jacobson

I am a filmmaker based in Cape Town, South Africa. I have made videos for Habitat for Humanity and Voice of America through Pay Desk. My website can be viewed on I shoot and edit myself and I own my own camera equipment. Besides South Africa, I have shot films in Mozambique, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Lesotho and Tanzania.

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Thousands of homes are destroyed by fire in informal settlements every year. This is what inspired Capetonian engineer, Francois Patousis, to invent a new fire detector for shacks.


The sale of a school in a wealthy Cape Town suburb brings the need for affordable housing close to the city centre into the spotlight. This 3 minute 30 sec film was made for Voice of America.


A film made in Mozambique in 2016 for the Egmont Trust. In 2007 The Egmont Trust, a UK-based charity that helps children in Africa living with HIV and AIDS, began funding Meninos de Moçambique, an organisation that supports street children in Maputo. This film follows the life story of Aida, a young woman who was once a street child herself and who Meninos helped. It was commissioned by Egmont in 2016 and is being used as a fundraising film.

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Photo taken in Kauma informal settlement, Lilongwe, Malawi, on assignment with Habitat for Humanity

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