We have been getting very good reports back from Senegal where the films, ‘Trees and Stoves’ and ‘Change with the Climate’ were amended for the local population. As well as being translated into Mandinka, an introduction and a conclusion were added to each film so that it could become clear that the ideas being worked in other countries could be brought to Senegal as well.
Chloe White finished the films in January this year. Tabitha Price who oversees Kambien, the project set up by CRP Simenti, has been showing the films in the local villages on the north side of the park using a pedal-powered cinema pack. As a result of this, women’s groups in the villages have become aware of the new type of stove which uses less fuel and many people are starting to request one. A tree nursery has also been established as a school project in Dar Salam, the village where the filming took place. And the farmers in the area are starting to ask about ways of organic farming.
The two adaptations have been uploaded to our Youtube channel for anyone who wishes to see them. (www.youtube.com/purplefieldonline)