|Tanzania - Outcome - The Films|
The main film was completed in November 2004. It was aimed at primary school children in the Ruaha area and is presented in Kiswahili but with English subtitles. As a result of feedback from our Madagascar project and earlier research conducted by the Brock Initiative, the film was intentionally quite long, at 45 minutes. Emphasis was placed on children's perspective of water, as mostly it is the children who work with water in the local environment. The film is music rich, all written and performed for the film by local school children. The entries from a local drawing competition about the importance of water were also used, as well as a short animation.The film was narrated by a well known and respected Tanzanian called Godwin Gondwe . He is a radio presenter and news reader on national networks and is currently studying in Iringa.
The VHS cassette will come with a short booklet linking the content of the film to the educational pack produced by FORS. It will contain some practical lesson plan ideas for teachers to use in conjunction with the film.
Overview of the main film:
the presenter introduces the film, explaining what it is about and what
is going to be covered Talking about water: children discuss the importance
of water (early primary syllabus).
In addition to this,
a number of other versions have been produced. Some look at particular
topics within the larger film, for example: trees' importance in the
water cycle, whilst others have been designed to provide variety for
the Water Cycle: Asks and tackles the question "Why are