Hey you! Support our new short film in The Gambia, West Africa!
When a young Gambian returns to his home country after having lived illegally in Babylon, Europe, he is changed far more than his family had wished for...
We, Bas Ackermann, Emiel Martens and Babucar Manka, are passionate social impact filmmakers operating between The Netherlands and The Gambia. This year we have won the ‘Your Movie Matters’ pitch of Amnesty International’s Movies that Matter Film Festival in The Hague for our new film Gifts from Babylon. This short fiction film focuses on issues of illegal migration and return-migration of young Africans between Europe (Babylon) and Africa. Gifts from Babylon is the ‘sequel’ of the internationally acclaimed documentary Welcome to the Smiling Coast, which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival (PAFF) in L.A., 2016. To get Gifts from Babylon produced and ready for the premiere at Movies that Matter in March 2018, we need your support! Please visit cinecrowd.com/gifts-from-babylon and donate in support of our new film project!
-“Gifts from Babylon” is inspired from the true stories of my childhood friends and
portrays the life that follows after a long journey by many young Africans of chasing the European dream”- Babucar Manka.
Thank you by heart!
Bas, Emiel & Babucar