An intimate portrait of a Senegalese village living on the ragged edges of globalization, Feast & Sacrifice follows the Bah family as they prepare for the biggest holiday of the year, the Islamic Feast of the Sacrifice.
ROLES: Director, Producer, Editor, Co-Cinematographer
ORIGINAL MUSIC: William Ryan Fritch
AWARDS: 1st Place, College Television Awards / National finalist, Student Academy Awards
From 2004 to 2006, I served as a Peace Corps sustainable agriculture volunteer in Senegal, West Africa, where I worked with farmers and my host village women’s group to improve crop production and generate income. Living for two years with the Bah family in Saare Muudu, I was intrigued by how the village existed at the intersection of First and Third Worlds. This film is an attempt to convey some of the stories of individuals—men working abroad, women left at home, and children confronting the divergent paths before them.
Feast & Sacrifice won 1st place documentary at the 2011 College Television Awards and was a national finalist for the 2011 Student Academy Awards.
View the entire 25-minute film here.