Our son Robert (11) is starting ‘big school’ next term and the opportunities that school in the UK have to offer are fantastic - drama, sport, music, art, technology and design and computing - all aspects of the curriculum which are issing from French schools as far as I can see. There was a really interesting feature on the BBC about the French school system - so your don’t just have to trake my word for it. See http://bbc.in/8YIUEB
I’ll still be available for assignments in SW France - I have a base in Toulouse with friends, but otherwise I’ll be working from Devon for the forseeable future!
The CBA DFID funding is aimed at journalists and filmmakers develop projects and programming focusing on development issues in Commonwealth countries and in these tough econmic times, with TV and media budgets being cut, the scheme is more important than ever in helping to produce films that raise awareness on develpoment issues. You can read more about the CBA Media Development Scheme here:
The funding means that I have been able to do further research and development work on the film project and also fund a trip to Uganda for several days shooting. We'll also be shooting several key interviews in the UK and to day I am in Aberystwyth in Wales to interview Dr Henry Lamb about his current project work on Lake Tana in Ethiopia.
We plan to post regular updates on this blog about the film project and the forth coming trips.