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"Mornings Before School" by Marie Faye (2008)

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These images were filmed entirely by the students in Sinthiou Mbadane and Mbour. The narrations are their own words and voices.


Marie Faye gets ready for school in the morning.

These stories inspired the internationally-acclaimed feature film TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREEThe movie comes with free educational materials correlated directly to the CCSS curricula standards for Gr 8-12, plus guided discussions for community groups and universities.