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Watch: ‘Project Trust – Security Sector Reform in The Gambia’

A short film by Jason Florio, Helen Jones-Florio, Florio Films, and Andy Thompson, Gaia Media, for DAI, funded by the European Union

‘Project Trust – Security Sector Reform in The Gambia’ for DAI

Following the turmoil of a contested presidential election in 2016, The Gambia faced an uncertain future. While the population had high expectations for the political transition, a fragile economy along with the state’s poor record in providing basic public services threatened the country’s stability. Peaceful parliamentary elections in 2017 paved the way for policymakers to restore fiscal sustainability and lay the groundwork for the country’s economic recovery. The European Union has supported the democratic transition from the outset with an ambitious budget support program that includes complementary support measures implemented by a technical assistance team… DAI


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The Gambia: Filming ‘Project Trust’. Image © Helen Jones-Florio


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Documentary: We Never Gave Up – Stories of courage from Gambia

‘We Never Gave Up: Stories of Courage in Gambia’

I’m truly honoured to have been asked to make this documentary for Amnesty International, with writer/co-producer, Louise Hunt, editor, Tom Thistlethwaite, second camera Helen Jones-Florio, and composer, Jayme Elkins.

The trailer made its premiere screening in Banjul – 17th Jan 2017 – Gambia. I wish we could have been there!

Heartfelt thanks to every single person who shared their experiences with us, those who worked with us on the documentary, and Amnesty International for inviting us to make the documentary. The Gambia – a place that has been like a second home for the last 20 years

More news to come soon as to where/when you can watch the full documentary

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Jason Florio

Co-producer & Director of Photography ‘We Never Gave Up – stories of courage from Gambia

Jason Florio films victim of ex-Gambian presidents regime . Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, GambiaJason Florio films victim of ex-Gambian presidents regime . Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, Gambia

Jason Florio films a victim of ex-Gambian president Jammeh’s regime . Image ©Helen Jones-Florio, Gambia 2017

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