Guinea’s Simandou mountains hold the largest untapped iron-ore deposit on the planet. Now a consortium of China-connected companies is moving ahead with a plan that jeopardizes one of the most biologically rich ecosystems in Africa. – words by Sheridan Prasso – Bloomberg China’s Quest for Iron Worries Mount About Mining for Iron in Guinea “WeContinue reading “Bloomberg: China’s Quest for Iron – film & photography by Jason Florio”
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EVENT: New York Film Academy – Guest Speaker Series: Photojournalist & Filmmaker, Jason Florio – Friday May 21, 2021
New York Film Academy Guest Speaker Series: Jason Florio, Photojournalist & Filmmaker – Fri21 May 2021
‘I Cannot Bury My Father’ documentary – African Film Festival, New York, 2021
‘I Cannot Bury My Father’, African Film Festival – In 2005, Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh murdered 56 West African migrants out of fear they were mercenaries intending to overthrow him. The disappearance of their slain bodies robbed families of healing and closure by being unable to bury their loved ones. Isaac Mensah, one of the victim’s sons, shares the emotional toll of this atrocity and his quest for answers…
Jan 21st 2017: Gambia Has Decided. The day the ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, finally left.
On December 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. #GambiaHasDecidedContinue reading “Jan 21st 2017: Gambia Has Decided. The day the ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, finally left.”