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BUILDING MEDIA SKILLS AND EMPOWERING STUDENTS

Students in Dakar on MY HERO's Impact 10 years later..

Cherikh Darou Seck
Cheikh Darou Seck films students from Dakar Senegal -10 years after taking part in the MY HERO Media Arts Education program and its impact on their future.

The Bird Maker

Producer: Cheikh Darou Seck
This is a documentary film about the artist MAMADOU TALL DIEDHIOU, created by filmmaker Cheikh Darou Seck from Senegal.

Mr. Whale

Producer: Cheikh Seck and Khalil Ba from SENEGAL
Karim Sall, from Senegal, is nicknamed, Mr. Whale for his devotion to protecting sea life, and for his activism for ocean conservation in Senegal.

Father Malick

Producer: Cheikh Seck from SENEGAL
Father Malick spent the best years of his life dedicating himself to helping people of all kinds.

Tostan

Producer: Cheikh Daru Seck
A compelling view of an organization fighting to bring education to Africa.

Ablaye

Producer: Fary Sakho from SENEGAL
A tale of courage and passion in the face of adversity. TAGGAT MEDIA SCHOOL

Awadi: Messenger of Truth

Producer: Fatou Jupiter Toure and Aicha Thiam
"Awadi: Messenger of Truth" is about the Senegalese rapper, Awadi, and how he merges his music with his activism and his commitment to social issues

Bridge of Unity

Producer: Cheikh Darou Seck
"Bridge of Unity" is about a bridge that joins two communities, one Muslim, and the other Christian.

Adams Sie

Produced by:Cheikh Darou Seck
Adams Sie is a filmmaker from Senegal who raises awareness with his films.

STORIES OF HEROES FROM SENEGAL

Federica and Baby Malick

By: Cheikh Darou Seck

Mariama Khan

By: Seck from Dakar, Senegal
Mariama Khan writes poetry to champion the cause of the voiceless.

SENEGALESE FILMMAKERS WIN
MY HERO'S SYLVIA EARLE AWARD

Prophet Muhammad

By: Ndiaye from Senegal
“I am the leader of all the children of Adam, but I do not boast about it.”

Mamadou Tall Diedhiou

By: Cheikh Darou Seck from DAKAR
Mamadou Tall Diedhiou combines recycled materials to create inspiring works of art.

Nicole Dewing and Curtis McCormack

By: Seck from Dakar
Nicole Dewing and Curtis McCormack joined the Peace Corps and started a waste recycling project in Joal, Senegal.

Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké

By: Cheikh Darou Seck from Dakar
Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba Mbacké was a beloved Senegalese spiritual leader and guide.

Leopold Sedar Senghor

By: Seck from DAKAR

Rokhaya Gueye

By: Seck from Dakar
Rokhaya Gueye treats malaria and raises awareness about women's health issues in Senegal.

Cheikh Darou Seck

By: Seny from Dakar
Cheikh Darou Seck is an English teacher in Senegal who inspires his students to become MY HERO reporters and filmmakers.

Oumoul Khary Sow

By: Mame Fatou from Dakar, Senegal
Oumoul Khary Sow founded the Caravan of Hope which travels to remote areas in Senegal to help prevent malaria.

Nelson Mandela

By: Fary from Dakar
I climbed to the top of the mountain to find it leads to more climbing

Rouguyatou Ly

By: Khadidiatou Aminata from Dakar
Be humble! Learn from your mistakes!

CELEBRATING HEROES USING ARTWORK

President Leopold Sedar Senghor

Lincoln Bicentennial Hero: Nelson Mandela

I climbed to the top of the mountain to find it leads to more climbing

Lincoln Bicentennial Hero: Rougyatou Ly

Be humble! learn from your mistakes!

Obama, our Hope

MY HERO IS CHEIKH SECK

Doorway to Freedom

The hairdresser

Happy mother

Senegal Mural

Procession

Lat Dior

My Mother, You Make Me Happy

Fight Malaria

Peace hero mural

Abdoulaye Wade

Aunt Ndeye Mane Gueye

African Woman

The Housewife

French audio stories from Senegal

Steve Jobs

Mon Hero est Steve Jobs, le President Directeur General de Apple Computers.

No Matter

Peace Ko is a young musician who is one of the best music programmers in Senegal. He uses a computer to create beautiful pieces of music from scratch. He uses software like Reason and Nuendo to make his music.He usually sings about peace and love and African unity.

Community Hero: Ablaye

By: Cheikh Darou Seck

"I think that Ablaye is the kind of person you meet once, and they brand you for the rest of your life with their courage, their sociability and their love for life." Fary added. "And because of that, he is my hero," she concluded.

Lion and Mouse

This is a very nice story from Eshu Bumpus. Renowned story teller from New York.
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Credit: myhero_Senegal

Organizer created on 6/24/2013 12:28:16 AM by Cheikh Darou Seck

Last edited 9/18/2019 1:03:33 AM by Jeanne Meyers

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