Dr. Gregory Eloudou
This interview took place during one of my projects while on my Fulbright in Cameroon (Central Africa).
This is a group of young African actors I traveled with while in Cameroon. They are called the National Association of Theatre Troupes.
Along the Delta
This is a boat I saw as my group and I traveled the Delta in Northern Cameroon.
Court of the Sultan
I had the opportunity to meet the Sultan and his wives while in Foumban (Central Cameroon). I was asked not to publish photos of the royal family. This is a photo of members of the court.
This is a photo from a performance I worked with villagers in Ndop on. I traveled throughout much of Cameroon doing various projects. This performance is from a piece on HIV/AIDS education.
While in Cameroon one of my lectures on an American approach to theatre production was televised.
I met a Norwegian zoologist who was working to save a section of wildlife in the far north of Cameroon. This is one of four monkeys he had just found after poachers had killed their mother.
Elephants in the Wild
I went on a photo safari and saw elephants in the wild for the first time in my life.
Lions in the Wild
Yes this lion is wild and NOT behind bars in a nice secure zoo. Yes I was in a jeep and took this photo hanging out the window. Yes he charged. Yes we got out of there quick!
Children hanging out
These children were just hanging out on the railroad tracks being kids.
This photo was taken while I was visiting a mountain village in Cameroon. I was interviewing women about their role in the village with a group of graduate students who were writing a book about women's empowerment in Cameroon.
One of my projects while in Cameroon dealt with HIV/AIDS education through theatre. This is from the workshop which the performance came out of.
These are the participants at the Ndop HIV/AIDS workshop. Also in the photo are (top row left) my colleagues Emelda Samba of the University of Yaounde 1 and (first row left) Lucian Tion the film director who shot my documentary.
Pauline and child
Pauline was a participant in the HIV/AIDS workshop. She had AIDS. She died one month after we left her village. She is survived by her child who was ill during the four day workshop. He is still alive though he is HIV/AIDS positive.
I often found solice by climbing and just being with the natural beauty of Cameroon. Cameroon, like much of Africa, is a difficult place to live. The natural beauty of the country was often a balm to my spirit.
Sunset in the Hills
Sunsets are beautiful anywhere on the planet. This one was in the hills of Southern Cameroon.
I was working with a directing student from the University of Buea in this photo.
I directed these wonderful actresses in a production of "for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf" in Yaounde. I met these women while I was teaching at the University of Yaounde 1. We became close and I worked, shopped, cooked, laughed and cried with them during the rest of my time in Cameroon.
Recording the soundtrack
These are some of my students whom I hired to perform the music for my documentary Road Trip: Demystifying HIV/AIDS.
Theatre for the Disabled
Another of my projects was to work with the disabled. We created plays voicing their needs in a society which for the most part ignore them. We toured these plays throughout the greater Yaounde area.
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