Post Tagged with: "morocco"

Celebrating International Women’s Day

I produced this dance-inducing video for the marking of International Women’s Day by ChildFund at an advocacy event in Washington, DC, promoting the Girls LEAD Act  – a bill that recognizes and promotes girls’ civic and political leadership as a priority for U.S. foreign assistance efforts. Following a “call for entries” to ChildFund’s 23 offices around the world, I chose the most thought-provoking soundbites to incorporate with some existing high-intensity dance footage. Herein, also, are some shots celebrating women and girls from recent assignments in Morocco, India, Nepal and Uganda.  

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Meandering the Moroccan Medina

For at least part of my recent assignment for the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Morocco, I had the opportunity to be a tourist.  Well, kind of.  Tourism is one of this North African country’s major industries, but also one that has not reached its full potential.  In the medinas (old quarters) of Fez and Marrakech, MCC has helped bolster tourism with the installation of cultural walks through the ancient winding alleyways.  It’s also provided training and improved workshops for some of the cities’ artisans, whose workshops can be seen farther below.  These projects are in step with the organization’s principle of reducing poverty through economic growth.  MCC also has other programs in the fisheries and agriculture sectors. Also, some of my earlier work for MCC was just published in the Guardian today.

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