"The Hope of My Family" by Sileye Sall (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.
Sileye Sall is the hope of his family: he is the only child his parents could afford to send to school.
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.