Taaru Askan

This five minute video provides an engaging overview of the work of Taaru Askan Organic Farm in Senegal West Africa that is building an organic movement and re-introducing traditional fruit trees that have been lost in the western part of Senegal. As well, Taaru Askan has created a volunteer program in Senegal that has had over 35 volunteers from over 20 nationalities volunteer at the Farm and become part of the Taaru Askan family to promote cultural understanding and peace among the different religions and ethnic groups throughout many parts of the world. As a majority Muslim country in Sub-Saharan Africa, Taaru Askan's volunteer program has provided the opportunity for young people to work side by side with their Senegalese counterparts resulting in an authentic cultural immersion experience while promoting an ecological and healthy nutritional lifestyle to the Senegalese population.

  • Nicole Dewing and Hamza Azeroual
    Director
  • Nicole Dewing and Cherif Khoury
    Writer
  • Hamza Azeroual and Cherif Khoury
    Producer
  • Mamadou Sarr, Franck Diedhiou, Mamadou Kaba, Theodoroe Ngom, Diama Sene, Nicole Dewing
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Organic, volunteers, Sustainable agriculture, cultural exchange, organic movement, traditional fruit trees, bio diversity, ecological, renewable energy, Agroforestry
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 4, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    850 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Senegal
  • Country of Filming:
    Senegal
  • Language:
    English, French, Other
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Taaru Askan Farm
    Mbodiene
    Senegal
    September 3, 2017
    Showing for Friends & Family
    No Awards Given
Distribution Information
  • YouTube and Facebook
Director Biography - Nicole Dewing and Hamza Azeroual

I have little to no filmmaking experience. I was simply inspired by my dear friend Chiekh Darou Seck of MyHero to believe that I can produce a short documentary of the inspirational work of the Taaru Askan Farm in West Africa.

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Director Statement

It was my passion for showcasing the work of our team and volunteers at the amazing Taaru Askan Farm and our participation in the organic movement being created in Senegal that inspired me to direct this short video. I hope the energy of the movement and the dedication of our team comes across in this documentary. When you follow your heart (your destiny) doors open and the most amazing people come into your life. Taaru Askan is a Wolof expression from the local African dialect that means to beautify and make better one's environment and community ~ that is our goal and we hope we have been able to inspire the young people and local community who have been apart of the Taaru Askan family to make a difference in the world.