Monday, December 19, 2011

It's here

Six months, hundreds of miles, and countless hours in front of a computer later, it's finally online. Pathways to Progress had its World Premiere to a packed house on December 5th, 2011 at the Alliance Franco-Gambienne, located in the Kombo region of The Gambia. Major shout-outs go to the U.S, Embassy Banjul for providing the grant that made the travel, lodging, and DVD production costs of the film possible, and to the national Gambian television station GRTS for playing the documentary and thereby increasing awareness of Peace Corps in The Gambia. Many thanks must also go to music artists Jalibah Kuyateh, the legendary Gambian kora player, and Moby, one of my all-time favorite composers, for their permission to use their music in the final film. And, of course, I can't forget the Volunteers of Peace Corps in The Gambia. Thanks to them, the people of The Gambia have better access to knowledge, new skills, and an enhanced quality of life. Volunteers also put together the many projects and activities featured in the documentary.

Alliance Franco-Gambienne Premiere 5 December 2011

So, without further ado, I present Pathways to Progress: Peace Corps in The Gambia.


  1. What a gift. Thank you. I will pass this along.

  2. Wow, that is amazing!! Made me cry and miss the Gambia more than I have since being back.

  3. In case you're wondering who I am, I'm an RPCV, AND the person that designed the "You are here only" Gambia picture that you're using. I'm glad someone else appreciates that as much as me!

  4. Thank you Kristin! I appreciate it.

    Marnie! I know who you are - I've heard many stories about how cool you were as a volunteer. You're a legend in The Gambia. I'm sorry I didn't get to serve with you. Thanks for the feedback. It was a pleasure to make, and I hope people share it left and right so everyone knows how difficult and life-changing Peace Corps is.