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AfriDocs – ‘We Never Gave Up – stories of courage in Gambia’ documentary

‘We Never Gave Up’ documentary on AfriDocs | Jason FlorioLouise Hunt | Gambia | 2018 |

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We Never Gave Up – stories of courage in Gambia is a 30-minute documentary that highlights the testimonies of some of the men and women that decided to take a stand for human rights during the Yahya Jammeh era. The film describes their fears, their struggles but also their personal motivations. AfriDocs.


‘We Never Gave Up’

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Director of Photography/cinematographer/co-producer: Jason Florio /floriophoto.com
Writer/co-producer: Louise Hunt
Second camera/still photography: Helen Jones-Florio
Edit and post-production: Tom Thistlethwaite
Music: Jayme Elkins, and Blue Dot Sessions

Free Screening, london, documentary 'We Never Gave Up - stories of courage in Gambia' Amnesty International
Made for Amnesty International . Image © Helen Jones-FlorioMile2 Prison, the Gambia.

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Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime‘ in The Gambia, West Africa

#Portraits4PositiveChange

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January 26, 2017 – The new president of The Gambia, Adama Barrow, arrives home. Images © Jason Florio

 

January 26, 2017

Welcome home, Mr. President!

A new era for The Gambia, West Africa

President Adama Barrow returns, Gambia - arrives back into the country after his self-imposed exile in Senegal © jason_florio-9706

President Adama Barrow of The Republic of The Gambia © Jason Florio .

President Adama Barrow returns, Gambia

‘A new era for The Gambia – President Adama Barrow arrives home from a brief exile in Senegal. Tens of thousands lined the road from the airport – it took 4 hours to make a journey that normally would take only a quarter of an hour… it was worth every minute.’ Jason Florio

#GambiaHasDecided

President Adama Barrow returns, Gambia - 100's of 1000's of people welcome back their new President, Adama Barrow, of the Republic of The Gambia © Jason Florio

Hundreds of thousands of people welcome back their new President, Adama Barrow, of the Republic of The Gambia © Jason Florio.

On Dec 1st, 2016 the Gambian people voted out their autocratic President Yahya Jammeh, after 22 years in power, and elected Adama Barrow as their new president. Jammeh conceded defeat, but a week later announced that he was annulling the election results and would not step down. A grassroots movement #GambiaHasDecided emerged in reaction.

Shortly after Gambia's new President, Adama Barrow was sworn into office in the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, supporters gathered at West Field Junction in the Gambian commercial hub of Serrekunda. The ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, is just a few kilometers away in the island capital of Banjul refusing to step down. Image © Jason Florio

17th January 2017 – Shortly after Gambia’s new President, Adama Barrow was sworn into office in the Gambian Embassy in Dakar, Senegal, supporters gathered at West Field Junction in the Gambian commercial hub of Serrekunda. The ex-president, Yahya Jammeh, is just a few kilometers away in the island capital of Banjul refusing to step down. Image © Jason Florio.

 

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Gambia – Victims, and Resisters of a Regime#Portraits4PositiveChange

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Exclusive images: Inside Mile2 Prison, The Gambia – images ©Jason Florio

Exclusive images inside Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia - in the exercise yard of the Remand Wing - image ©Jason Florio

Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – in the exercise yard of the Remand Wing – image ©Jason Florio

Exclusive images, inside the notorious Mile2 Prison, The Gambia – Ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, referred to it as ‘my 5-star hotel‘.

Exclusive images: Inside Mile2 Prison, The Gambia - The notorious Prison - A prisoner sits looking out of the window of his cell – © Jason Florio

Mile 2 Prison, The Gambia – A prisoner sits looking out of the window of his cell © Jason Florio

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Exclusive images: Inside Mile2 Prison, The Gambia - The notorious Prison- prisoners on remand show where they sleep - image ©Jason Florio

Mile 2 Prison, Gambia – prisoners on remand show where they sleep, under boards, beneath other prisoners – image ©Jason Florio

 

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October-November 2018

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Human Rights Watch – ICC: Strengthen Court on 20th Anniversary

Human Rights Watch – Member Countries Should Step Up Efforts to Advance Justice

Ayeshah Jammeh - footage by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio for Human Rights Watch

Ayeshah Jammeh, The Gambia – Interview footage by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio for HWR

‘Justice means to me knowing what happened to my dad…’ Ayeshah Jammeh, The Gambia

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Asmao Diallo - Interview footage by Jason Florio & Helen for Human Rights Watch

Asmao Diallo, Guinea – Interview footage by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio for HWR

‘July 17 is also the Day of International Criminal Justice. The work of the ICC is closely linked with broader justice efforts – in national courts, through international investigative bodies, and through international and national cooperation in hybrid institutions – to meet victims’ right to justice. Human Rights Watch has released a video that highlights the important role of trials for international crimes for victims and their loved ones, whom Human Rights Watch interviewed in locations throughout the world.’ HRW

 

July 2018

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