Documentary Film Trailer: 'Take Me Back To School'

Carolyn Seaman
Posted February 7, 2016 from Nigeria
Galadimawa School Girls Reading a Book
These are some school girls reading a book outside their classroom at the LGEA Primary School, Galadimawa, Giwa LGA. Kaduna-Nigeria

This is to present to you the trailer of the documentary film, 'Take Me Back To School'. The documentary film highlights the real-lived stories of girls education experiences in Northern Nigeria. The film is partly-funded under the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives in Nigeria.

Please, check out the trailerhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ctADNWgfeQ

And watch out for the full film which I would share with the World Pulse Community once the film has screened in communities in northern Nigeria this February.

Please, stay tuned........

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Soumya Vilekar
Feb 08, 2016
Feb 08, 2016

Thanks a lot Carolyn for sharing this trailer with us. This is an eye opener for many and Iam sure it will touch the core of people to bring a change in the condition of girls there.

Best wishes,

Soumya Vilekar

Worldpulse Community Champion

(leadership group)

Carolyn Seaman
Feb 12, 2016
Feb 12, 2016

Hi Soumya,

Thank you for your kind words. I also look towards the behaviour and perception change this documentary may inspire.

Warm regards,

Sally Nduta
Feb 08, 2016
Feb 08, 2016

No doubt education can open doors to many opportunities for girls and young women. This is truely insightful.Thanks Carolyn for posting this.

Carolyn Seaman
Feb 12, 2016
Feb 12, 2016

True words you have spoken here. And I hope that girls education is inspired and supported increasingly in my community. Thank you for sharing back.

Warm regards,

coolasas
Feb 09, 2016
Feb 09, 2016

It is encouraging to see the frutition of a dream, this is very inspiring and encouraging to many ... to know that if we put our mind and hearts to it education for girls and young women is within reach.

Can't wait to see the full documentary Carolyn and keep us updated in your activities, we love to read your stories.

All the best

Coolasas

Carolyn Seaman
Feb 12, 2016
Feb 12, 2016

Hi Coolasas,

Indeed, it's a great feeling to see the documentary come together and sharing the stories of these girls has been such a touching experience. I believe that many would relate to these stories and we hope that some significant change would be effected, particularly in northern Nigeria and other parts of the world where girls education is still such a great challenge.

I will share the doumentary once the film has been screened in the communities we worked in. Thank you for your sweet words. I am thrilled to learn that you love to read my stories.

Warm regards,

Sarah Murali
Feb 18, 2016
Feb 18, 2016

Thank you so much for sharing, Carolyn. This film is sending such an important message. I am eager to see the full documentary when it is available!

It reminds me of the documentary Girl Rising, which profiled a number of girls around the world whose access to education was at risk for various reasons, and clearly illustrates the impact educating girls can have -- on the girls, their communities, and the world.

http://girlrising.com/see-the-film/index.html#watch-sennas-story

Thanks again! Really looks amazing!

Sarah

Carolyn Seaman
Feb 20, 2016
Feb 20, 2016

Hi Sarah,

It is so great to hear from you again. And thank you for your kind words. You are right when you say this documentary reminds you of the Girl Rising documentary. The documentary was definitely inspired by the Girl Rising Movie - we only made it specific to the Nigerian situation.

The Girl Rising Movie is such a fantastic documentary film with very strong positive messages. And we also hope that our documentary is able to communicate equally strong messages that speak to the Nigerian situation, particularly in northern Nigeria where the inidices of girls education and other empowerment are very low.

My production team provided part-funding for the documentary production and we also received some funding support from the Canadian High Commission through the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) in Nigeria. And so our coverage was quite limited, but we did our best to highlight some great stories we identified in the areas we covered.

I am glad you watched and enjoyed the trailer and I assure you that I will share the full film here once we have screened the film in the local communities we covered in the Project. 

Thank you once again.

Sarah Murali
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 23, 2016

Wow, Carolyn, it wasn't clear to me in your initial post that you helped to PRODUCE this film! Congratulations! What an achievement. And from what I saw in the trailor, really fantastic job! I will eagerly await the full film once it is ready for release. How do you plan to release and promote the film once the initial screenings are completed? Where else will it be shown?

Again, many congrats for your awesome work and shedding light on a crucial issue!  

Sarah

Carolyn Seaman
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 23, 2016

Aww! Sarah! Your comments left me blushing and feeling honoured. I am truly humbled by your encouraging words. Producing this film was a great pleasure for me because the subject matter hits deep into my very core.

Release and promotion arrangements for the film have only be concluded for the national scene. We certainly have interests to disseminate the documentary across the international scene, but that is still emerging as I have only committed to share it on World Pulse for now. We are open to potential partnership that will help to screen the film in the USA, the UK, Canada and any other Countries that may find the film resourceful towards mobilizing perception and behavioural change regarding girls education and preventing the early marriage of girls. We may also explore putting it into film festivals or competitions that are open to stories about social issues.

Once again, thank you for your kind words.

Warm regards,

Sarah Murali
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 23, 2016

So glad to hear you are thinking of disseminating the film internationally as well as within Nigeria!

I'd like to introduce you to my colleague, Smeeta. Here is a link to her World Pulse profile. She has some background working in the film and arts field, and I wonder if she might have some ideas as you plan how to disseminate your film. I've already mentioned your project to her, so feel free to send her a message if you'd like to connect!

I look forward to seeing your incredible project continue to grow!

In support,

Sarah

Carolyn Seaman
Feb 23, 2016
Feb 23, 2016

Thank you for the link. 

I have sent Smeeta a message and copied you in the mail.

So, I look forward to great ideas from y'all. I am so pleased to know you and it's truly refreshing to be connected to super Sisters at World Pulse. I believe that we can spread this Project across a huge population who can benefit from the interesting stories.

Warm regards,

irad
Mar 29, 2016
Mar 29, 2016

Thank you education is only key .. Irad san

Carolyn Seaman
Mar 29, 2016
Mar 29, 2016

Dear Irad,

I appreciate the time you took to watch the trailer and share your comment.

Thank you for your firm assertion and endorsement of education for girls. You encourage me to keep advocating and sharing girls stories.

Warm regards,