Educational Possibilities in Dar es Salaam: A Documentary
Fisk, Allison M.
This is the written component of my senior thesis for International Relations at Tufts University. My thesis is a documentary about primary school education in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. I filmed this documentary over the course of four months, during which I shot about 180 hours of footage. I filmed at three very different schools in Dar es Salaam - an under-resourced public school on the outskirts ... read moreof the city, an English-medium private Catholic school, and a relatively well-resourced urban public school. By filming these schools, I am creating a sense of space for the audience to be able to experience these schools, identify with the students and teachers, and understand what their lives are like intellectually and emotionally. In this paper, I explain my goals and reasons for making this documentary, my methodology, some of the challenges I faced, and what I want this film to become. This project has been made possible through the support of Jeanne Penvenne and Howard Woolf, the Tufts Undergraduate Research Fund, the Summer Scholars Program, the Schwartz-Paddock Scholarship in the Visual and Performing Arts, and the International Relations Research Scholarship.
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