Senegal Series: EDACY
Three documentaries focusing on the themes of unemployment, cultural barriers and the Senegalese school system. Made for EDACY, an international education company aimed at providing young people with the skills they need in order to gain long term employment.
I established and ran the creative media department for EDACY, an education technology company. During this role I produced and directed a variety of documentaries and online learning content in Senegal, Switzerland and Oman.
African Technical Leaders is the first documentary in the series. This video focuses on the importance of smart skill development in order to gain employment and overcome hurdles in the workplace.
Cultural Barriers focuses on the obstacles that exist within society, and what young people must learn in order to overcome them. With interviews from students, teachers and industry professionals, this documentary shows the ways in which the Senegal school system is failing the youth, and what must be done to ensure they get the education and opportunities they deserve.
Youth Employment. This documentary is a short overview to show the work that EDACY does in Senegal. It’s an insight into how the company works and why it continues to strive for better employment rates within the country. As with the other documentaries, this was shot on location in Dakar, Senegal.