Voices of The Gambia on Human Rights – Amnesty International Africa

The Voices of The Gambia – we recently went out on the streets of The Gambia to film a series of vox pop interviews for Amnesty International Africa, talking to Gambian’s about their views on the human rights situation in their country today, in 2021.

Voices of The Gambia on Human Rights

Vox Pop interviews, The Gambia, West Africa. Footage by Jason Florio/Helen Jones-Florio (+voice-over by Helen Jones-Florio)

Gambians are going back to the polls this weekend, 4th December 2021. Since the departure of Yahya Jammeh in 2017, after 22 years of dictatorship, the human rights situation in The Gambia has improved.

Progress must continue (in The Gambia). Here are our 7-point human rights agenda we hope all candidates will commit to. Amnesty International Africa

A Human Rights Agenda for The Gambia

Footage by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio for Amnesty International Africa

‘Gambia – victims, and resisters’

Portraits and testimonies from survivors of the former regime of Yahya Jammeh

#Portraits4PositiveChange

Current location: The Gambia, West Africa

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Exhibition: ‘Hidden Gambia – a visual journey to the heart of The Gambia’

Exhibition: ‘Hidden Gambia – a visual journey to the heart of The Gambia’: The culmination of over five months of our mentoring and masterclasses with ‘Creative Industries’ for the International Trade Centre (ITC) Andandorr Program, the launch of the first of many exhibitions showcasing the work created by extremely talented Gambian, and Gambia-based, photographers, and filmmakers – kudos and congratulations to ALL the ‘Creatives’ for producing such amazing work! We are so proud of you.

Exhibition – ‘Hidden Gambia’

Exhibition images from 'Hidden Gambia' in the garden of Alliance Francaise, The Gambia - 'Hidden Gambia' photography
Exhibition: ‘Hidden Gambia – a visual journey to the heart of The Gambia opening night, Alliance Française cultural centre, Banjul. Exhibition opening Images ©Helen Jones-Florio

The exhibition was launched on Friday 26th November, 2021, in the beautiful surroundings of the garden of Alliance Française cultural centre, Banjul – and it will run through Dec 2nd, before moving on to its next location (TBD). Exquisite catering by Mampol and the team at Alliance Cafe.

A big hand also to the ITC team for working long hours, leading up to the opening, installing the exhibition – the first of its kind in The Gambia, using the ‘book frames’ idea. Which brings us around nicely to a shout out to the Photoville, NYC, team for the inspiration for the frames.

Exhibition: ‘Hidden Gambia – a visual journey to the heart of The Gambia opening night, Alliance Française cultural centre, Banjul. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio

Huge thanks to ITC Gambia for bringing us both on board for the program with the Creatives, giving the opportunity to work with such gifted Gambian, and Gambia-based, photographers and filmmakers.

Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

Book Photography Masterclasses, One-One Mentoring or Presentations

‘River Gambia’ exhibition by Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio at Photo Swindon, 2021. Image © of Jennifer Berry, found and curator of Photo Swindon.

Current location: The Gambia, West Africa

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Amnesty International Africa – Gambia’s Human Rights Agenda for the Next Elected President

Watch the results of another interesting assignment that we recently completed for Amnesty International Africa – filming with a number of awe-inspiring participants, talking about Gambia’s human rights agenda, in 7 key areas. Amnesty’s in-house creative team then put together a great edit of our footage.

Gambia: Election candidates challenged on their commitment to human rights

As campaigns are ongoing and voters get ready to go to the polls in the Gambia for the 2021 presidential elections, we are calling on all candidates to break with the country’s past by publicly committing to improving the human rights situation in seven key areas once elected. Share this video to call on your candidate to take this pledge. Amnesty International Africa

#DocumentingGambia

Behind the scenes, with photographers, and filmmakers, Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio, for Amnesty International Africa with Ayeshah Harun Jammeh (co-founder of the Gambia Victims Centre) , Salieu Taal, Fatou Baldeh MBE (Founder & CEO Women In Liberation and Leadership WILL), Mariam Johm (campaigner, and activist, for GBV), Muhammed MS Bah (President of Gambia Press Union), and Gaye Sow (human rights lawyer, and executive director at the Institute for Human Rights Development In Africa, IHRDA)

FILMING FOR AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AFRICA_AYESHAH HARUN JAMMEH & JASON FLORIO

‘The Gambia – victims, and resisters’

Current location: The Gambia, West Africa

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IG: Jason Florio on assignment in Guinea-Conakry

Jason Florio is a multi-award winning photojournalist, and filmmaker. Currently based in The Gambia, West Africa, where he has been covering the region, and beyond, for over 20 years.

Face to Face with Jammeh: Jason Florio’s Photographic Stories of Power, Abuse and Pain in The Gambia – The Chronicle

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