Generation Africa

Boubé of the Fulani

27 min |

Boubé and his Fulani tribe prepare for the seasonal migration with his tribe, an adventure that has sparked conflict over the recent years as water and grazing shrinks due to climate change. He has a plan to approach the tensions differently this time, in the hopes of finding a new way to co-exist.

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New Boats

49 min |

Tombo village has relied on fishing for centuries but now their livelihood is threatened by the arrival of Asian trawlers who over-fish on their shores. Sullay, the son of a master fisherman tries to carry the family tradition and resist the pull to leave the village and look for work as fish decline. Community organiser, Woodie, reunites wives with their husbands who have left.

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Sisterhood

72 |

Twin sisters Husinatu and Hassanatu decide to escape the bad economic prospects by emigrating to the middle East to become domestic workers. Despite the negative experiences Husinatu had previously in the same adventure, they are adamant that this is the only way out of the expectations of their conservative Muslim family.

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Footsteps of a Migrant

72 |

Twin sisters Adama and Awa fulfil a lifelong dream to learn what happened to their migrant father who left them when they were young. They travel from Senegal to Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso to connect with their father’s other families and through the journey, find their own identity.

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Stay Up

35 min |

Mariam, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse in Mali, escapes to Burkina Faso. Using dance and choreography, she sets out on a path of healing by confronting her demons and finds resilience to build a new life.
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African Moot

85 min |

An annual mock trial contest hosts human rights law students drawn from top universities across Africa. This year,as they argue in cases regarding refugee law, these bright young students offer us a glimpse into the frustration and optimism of each of them determined to win. The cases show the potential of Africa’s future legal thought leaders.

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Fati’s Choice

42 min |

Fati, unhappy with her prospects as an irregular migrant, returned from Italy to take care of her five children. She faces stigma with gossiping neighbours and friends, who paint her as a failure. She forges ahead but can she cope amid a failed marriage, her children being taken away, and dire financial constraints? Alone and rejected, will she regret coming back home or succeed in her primary aim of getting the children back?

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Home Again

36 min |

Paabi is deported from Libya on his second attempt to get to Europe. Determined to use the €1000 reintegration grant to build a life in the Gambia and not need to try and migrate again, he is faced with obstacles. Will he succeed or give up like many youth who are eventually forced to leave?

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