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

We are thrilled to be chosen for The Photoville FENCE, 2020, with our on-going series, ‘Gambia – victims and resisters’ – a multimedia body of work that began back in 2016. With the blessing of those we have photographed and filmed, our intention has always been to share the very personal and traumatic stories far and wide. We thank the FENCE jurors, and the Photoville team, for helping us to do this.

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The powerful trans-women of Guyana. Portraits ©Jason Florio

A stroll into the recent archive took me back to Guyana 2018 and the powerful trans-women of Guyana. These stills were taken during the shooting of the documentary ‘A Blossom Pink World’ I directed and shot along with @zanededlow – an assignment for Frontline Aids, NGO, about the struggles and successes of the trans community in the Guyanese capital Georgetown. Jason FlorioContinue reading “The powerful trans-women of Guyana. Portraits ©Jason Florio”

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Press: El Pais – ‘Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship’

Press: El Pais – Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship– Three years after the fall of the Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh, pressured by the street after losing at the polls, a commission (Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations – TRRC) brings to light the terrible crimes committed for two decades, supported by its apparatus of repression, the collusionContinue reading “Press: El Pais – ‘Gambia, The Hidden Horrors of Africa’s Silent Dictatorship’”

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Al Jazeera – ‘Still reeling from the Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice’ Documentary

#ICANNOTBURYMYFATHER A short documentary about the 56 West African migrants forcibly disappeared and killed in 2005 in Gambia by security forces on orders of ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh. The film follows Isaac Mensah, one of the victim’s sons, who shares the family’s account of how his father’s death/disappearance continues to take an emotional toll on the family; and his journey to more answers. #ICANNOTBURYMYFATHER Director & ProducerContinue reading “Al Jazeera – ‘Still reeling from the Jammeh years, Gambians wait for justice’ Documentary”

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