Cinema Dakar is an educational program designed to teach African Children with disabilities how to use video production equipment to report local news stories.
- Locate operations at Centre Talibou Dabo Disability School in Dakar, Senegal.
- Work with middle & high school students with disabilities of all types and levels.
- Engage students in hands-on curriculum to learn video production, news gathering techniques and job readiness skills.
- Produce weekly video newscasts focused on disability issues.
Tom Haig - IRF Communications Director
- Broadcast journalism instructor in Pullman, Washington; Dharamsala, India and Kathmandu, Nepal
- Award-winning documentarian who has filmed in Albania, Bangladesh, China, England, France, Ghana, India, Nepal and the US.
- Featured speaker on disability awareness at medical schools and conferences all over the US, Europe, Africa and Asia.
- Cum laude graduate in broadcast journalism from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communications.
- Fluent in French, official language of Senegal.
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ALL Equipment will stay at the Centre Talibou Dabo. If you have equipment you can donate - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- High Speed Laptop (~$1500)
- 3 Camcorders (~$300 ea)
- 3 Tripods (~$125 ea)
- Gear Bag (~$200)
- 2 Zoom recording microphones (~$100 ea)
- Miscellaneous electronics (~$200)
Travel Expenses ($8,000)
- Airfare (~$2,000)
- Local transportation (taxi/bus) ($1000)
- Food/Shelter ($1,000/month for 5 months)
We Have Done This Before - AND IT WORKS!
Please take a quick peek at this video describing our 2016 project at the Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Center in Kathmandu, Nepal.