Niger '66, A Peace Corps Diary

75 min - Niger, USA Judy Irola

In the summer of 1996 a group of 65 idealistic Peace Corps volunteers headed for Africa and landed in the dusty, heat-scorched desert of Niger, where we stayed for two years, working in agriculture, digging wells and starting health clinics for women and their babies. In 2008 five of us returned to Niger to revisit the country, see our old friends and witness how our work has improved the lives of the people in Niger. The documentary explores the culture shock of re-entry into the US in the turmoil of 1968 and how our experiences in Africa influenced our future work. This is our collective story.