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A small window into the experience of students from the Benjamin Franklin International School in Barcelona who spent a week near Dakar, Senegal in Keur Mbaye Fall, working in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity.
“If we wish to teach fish to swim, it helps if we put them in the water”
The Senegalese are among the friendliest people in the world. Given the challenges they face as a people, this is magnified ten-fold when considering the grace with which they shared their homes and hearts with us this past week. Below is a rather large sampling of still images from our week-long visit to work with Habitat for Humanity outside of Dakar. We are grateful to the people there for their kindness and generosity and are very happy we could make a contribution to their community.
We showed silent films that have been around for almost a century to 7-year-olds and they were rolling on the floor. Chaplin and Keaton are as relevant as ever.
Once they caught their breath, they made simple storyboards, title pages and backdrops for their own silent movies, acting out the scenes with toys.
Each crew of three had to rehearse at least once in front of the camera before we filmed their own, original silent film. Editing was done by me, to their specs, of course : )
There are quite a few of these, but the above is one of the favorites. Click on the image to watch. Enjoy.
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We showed silent films to 7-year-olds and I was quite surprised at how funny these kids found Chaplin and Keaton to be – even after 100 years they are as relevant to entertainment as ever. Our little folks were rolling on the floor.
After watching the likes of these, they endeavored to make their own silent films using toys and backdrops they created.
Will post them as soon as they’re edited.