Gambia – justice is needed for 2005 massacre of migrants

In July 2005, 56 West African migrants, including 44 Ghanaians were murdered in The Gambia en route to Europe. The unarmed migrants were killed by the ‘Junglers’, a death squad reporting directly to Yahya Jammeh, Gambia’s dictator at the time.

The Photoville FENCE - colour portrait of Gambian schoolgirl, Amie Lowe, from 'Gambia - victims, and resisters' ©Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio

The Photoville FENCE, 2020: ‘The Gambia-victims, and resisters’

We are thrilled to be chosen for The Photoville FENCE, 2020, ‘The Gambia victims, and resisters’ a longterm multimedia project by Jason Florio and Helen Jones-Florio, about Gambians who lived their life under the brutal 22-year dictatorship of President Yahya Jammeh in the tiny West African country.

'Gambia-victims, and resisters' portrait of Abdoulie Jamanti Darboe. Image ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio #Portraits4PositiveChange

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’ new portraits by Jason Florio

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’. This multi-media series is a work in progress which began at the end of 2016, just before then-President, Yahya Jammeh, was ousted after a 22-year dictatorial rule. Helen Jones-Florio and I, have many more portraits to make, and testimonies to film. We are forever indebted to all those who have shared their stories with us so far. Jason Florio – photographer and filmmaker