Archive for June, 2013

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

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 - 17:02 § in Africa, Church

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[...]

Familie Kieviet in Senegal