Month: January 2018

Press: IRIN News – One year on, victims of Jammeh demand justice, The Gambia

Inside the notorious Mile 2 prison, Banjul, The Gambia ©Jason Florio

A man in the solitary confinement unit, inside the notorious Mile 2 prison, Banjul, The Gambia ©Jason Florio (more images available to license, on request)

 

‘Since Jammeh was forced into exile in Equatorial Guinea a year ago, the victims of his brutal rule have been driving the demand for justice.’ IRIN News – words by Louise Hunt / Images © Jason Florio

 

Sister of murdered journalist, Chief Ibrima Manneh, Lamin, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

Sister of murdered journalist, Chief Ebrima Manneh, in the family compound, Lamin, The Gambia, West Africa © Jason Florio

 

Read more at IRIN News

 

‘We Never Gave up – Stories of Courage in Gambia’ – trailer

#GAMBIAHASDECIDED - still from 'We never Gave up - Stories of Courage in Gambia' - a production by Jason Florio / Louise Hunt for Amnesty International

#GAMBIAHASDECIDED ©Jason Florio – still from ‘We never Gave up – Stories of Courage in Gambia’ – a production by Jason Florio / Louise Hunt for Amnesty International

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As of March 2018, this blog site will no longer be updated. Thank you and see you on the other side!

 

‘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 last night 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

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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NGO work in West Africa – images by Jason Florio

Meet Sawadatou, Senegal, West Africa ©Jason Florio

Meet Sawadatou, Senegal, West Africa ©Jason Florio     

 

‘Sawadatou is a refugee who fled from conflict in the Central African Republic and sought refuge in the Casamance region of Senegal. Her journey to Senegal was a treacherous one, which sadly claimed the life of one of her six children. Upon arrival in Senegal, Sawadatou had nothing’ Village Aid, NGO

 

Women carrying cane and bananas, Ghana, West Africa - image © Jason Florio

Ghana, West Africa – image © Jason Florio for Village Aid

 

Portrait of a shop owner, Ghana, by Jason Florio for United Purpose

Portrait of a shop owner, Ghana, © Jason Florio for United Purpose

 

Ghana has made considerable progress in reducing poverty. Despite this, there is growing inequality as the gap between the rich and poor widens. United Purpose has worked in Ghana since 1999. We work in the northern enclave- specifically the Upper West region (still the poorest in Ghana), Northern Brong Ahafo, Northern Volta Regions as well as Kwahu North District. United Purpose

Portrait of a farmer, West Africa, by Jason Florio for United Purpose, Senegal

Portrait of a farmer, West Africa, © Jason Florio for United Purpose, Senegal

 

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