Saturday, October 29, 2011

A Work in "Progress"

In June of this year, I was given an assignment that seemed easy enough: create a documentary on Peace Corps in The Gambia on the occasion of Peace Corps’ 50th anniversary as an agency. Months later, on October 27th, a rough cut of the project was played at a major event in Kanilai for His Excellency Sheikh Professor Alhaji Dr. Yahya A.J.J. Jammeh, the President of The Gambia.

The final cut of Pathways to Progress will premiere on December 5th in The Gambia, but in the meantime, for the Peace Corps Volunteers who got to see the rough cut and the rest of the world, here it is.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

In The Pipeline

October is the hottest month here in The Gambia, but that won't stop yours truly from continuing to put together new videos for the captive audiences of You Are Here Only. Currently, production on a documentary for Peace Corps: The Gambia is in the works, along with new episodes of This Old Hut and videos on the wildly successful Know Your Status Football Tournament in the North Bank Region and the recently completed Camp GAGA: Girls About Global Awareness in Basse. Know Your Status and GAGA dealt with spreading knowledge about sexual health and girls' education, respectively. I'm also hoping to produce episodes all about Gambian cuisine, fashion, and dance in the coming months. If you've got suggestions and feedback, post them here or send 'em to my inbox.

In the meantime, enjoy the latest episode of The Fatu Show from the Gambia Television and Radio Service (GRTS), the national television station in The Gambia. The Fatu Show has been The Gambia's only talk show for three years, and its gracious host recently highlighted the efforts of the volunteers of Peace Corps: The Gambia.

The Fatu Show appears courtesy of GRTS

Part I

Part II

Part III