ending FGM in Mauritania

Recently, I wrote about my trip to Mauritania, which was part of a four-country shoot for videos about local change-makers who are helping to turn the tide against female genital mutilation, or FGM.

I shot the footage for the series in all four countries – Mauritania, Burkina Faso, Senegal, and The Gambia – but the only video I edited was the one about Mauritania… so that’s the one I’m going to show you. šŸ™‚

Here it is, in English:

(And here’s the French version.)

FGM is a subject I’ve cared about for many years, and I’m so happy I finally had a chance to work on a video about it. I’m even happier that the video’s message is a positive one rather than a downer.

what I was up to in Benin and central(ish) Senegal

I just noticed that theĀ videos I made in Benin have been published, and I realized I never shared the ones I made in Senegal, so here they are.

The 3-minute English version of the Benin video:

And the 5-minute French version, which makes me want to jump up and down shouting, “I did it all by myself!” (Even though I didn’t. I got helpĀ revisingĀ the subtitles, which I butchered on theĀ first attempt.)

And below are the Senegal videos, Forou SererĀ first and LatminguĆ© second. Mamie is the narrator of both! (She thinks I have made her a star because the videos played in New York. šŸ™‚ )