"Life in the Village...and the City" by Debo Deme (2010)
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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.
Debo Deme's village is far away from her high school. During the week, she has to live in the city.
These stories inspired the internationally-acclaimed feature film TALL AS THE BAOBAB TREE. The 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.