The Film

Director's Biography

'Chumo' director Jordan Riber grew up in Harare, Zimbabwe, the son of seasoned filmmakers John and Louise Riber. Growing up around film sets and postproduction facilities, he got his first concrete experience as a sounds engineer in the MFDI studios in Harare.

Five years ago, Jordan relocated to Tanzania and became more involved in producing and directing for film and radio. He now lives in Dar es Salaam, a young filmmaker with a bright future. What is important to him at this point is to grow as a filmmaker, as well as contributing to the growth of other young filmmakers like himself in Tanzania. 'Chumo' is his first dramatic film.

production and Funding

Production Company

Media for Development International - Tanzania


Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHUCCP) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)


Jordan Riber


John and Louise Riber


Owen Prum

1st Assistant Director

Ezequiel Odhiambo

2nd Assistant Director

Tito Mwaipopo


Jordan Riber and Louise Riber

Sound and Music

Julian Gordon Hastings


John Riber
Jordan Riber
Andrew Whaley
Ali Mbwana