BYKids Walk On My Own documentary won the Gender Equity Prize 2020, from the Prix Jeunesse International. Told through the perspective of then 13-year-old Ndèye Fatou Fall, who directed the short film, Walk on My Own recounts how her life has been affected by profound changes that occurred in her village a few years before she was born. In 1998, Keur Simbara, Senegal was among the first communities to publicly abandon the traditions of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) and child marriage, traditions which had been practiced for centuries.
Thanks ByKids to make happen this project by kids and for kids!
Congrats to Director Ndeye Fatou Fall and her community, mentor and Producer Elizabeth Hummer, Executive Producers Holly Carter, Isabelle Wheeler, Lisa Wheeler, and Mark Wheeler, Editors Danielle Coates-Connor, Hanne Vaughn, Cem Kurtulus, Contributors Molly Melching, Suzanne Bowles and everybody who made this film possible.
To learn more about the film and the project, please visit: https://tostan.org/walk-on-my-own-csw-tostan/.