Previewed in more than 70 communities in the region of Casamance in Senegal and among many Diaspora communities in Europe, Walking the Path of Unity ; ( L’Appel de Diégoune in French) was selected in November 2009 to launch the UNICEF International Children’s Rights Film Festival .
The film, directed by the community of Diégoune and produced in collaboration with Tostan and Belgian NGO Respect will be broadcast internationally in February 2010. During the broadcast Reflets Sud, Walking the Path of Unity will be shown in the middle-east, Europe, North and South America and Africa, spreading to Diola communities worldwide the historic collective decision taken by the Diégoune community to abandon female genital cutting (FGC) in order to protect the rights of girls and women.
Today, we go forward! Let us promote healthy communities! We call on our brothers in Africa, Europe, and America to rally. Let’s join hands for the welfare of our children! Narrator and Diola leader Bakary Tamba, Walking the Path of Unity
The following list highlights the TV broadcast schedule for Walking the Path of Unity:
RTBF SAT ( Belgium) –Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at 09:00 am and end of the evening programming; Friday, February 12, 2010 at 10:05 am ( Brussels time)
La Deux ( Belgium) – Monday, February 8, 2010 12:20 am ( Brussels’ time zone, GMT +1)
TV5 Afrique – Sunday, February 7 at 11:00 am and Saturday February 13 at 2:00 am ( Dakar’s time zone, GMT)
TV5 FBS – Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 am ( Paris’ time zone, GMT +1)
TV5 Europe – Sunday, February 7 at 6:30 am ( Paris’ time zone, GMT +1)
TV5 Quebec – Saturday, February 20 at 11:00 am ( Montreal’s time zone, GMT -5)
TV5 Latine – Sunday, February 14 at 6:30 am ( Buenos Aires’ time zone, GMT -3)
TV5 USA – Sunday, February 14 at 6:30 am ( New York’s time zone, GMT -5)
TV5 Orient – Friday, February 12 at 3:30 am ( Beirut’s time zone, GMT +2)