"The 'Grande Place' of My Village" by Waly Yade (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.
Waly Yade provides an insider's look at the village "grand place," the central social area of his village.
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.