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June 29th, 2013 - 12:53 pm § in Medical, Africa

Wooden stethoscopes and statistics

The fifth pregnant patient enters the Madame Sy’s consultancy room, the head midwife of the district hospital. One sits on the examination table with a trainee, one next to her, one on a chair facing Madame Sy and two in a corner. While I wonder what privacy means in this culture I see a nice [&he[...]

June 8th, 2013 - 5:02 pm § in Church, Africa

The prodigal son on video

A song about the biblical story of the prodigal son, in the local language Wolof, in the most popular Senegalese music “Mbalach”. That was the challenge singer Bernard and I were facing. The making of: The week before the recording: write script, find locations, hold auditions for actors[...]





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