Gifts from Babylon

Bas Ackermann Short film - 2018 - 24 min.

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What is the human impact of migration between Africa and Europe? Here, we look at the issue through the lens of a Gambian repatriated migrant. The film addresses the psychological conflicts that arise when Modou, a young West African, returns to his native country after illegally living in what was once purported to be paradise: Europe. In this short drama, Modou no longer feels at home in his homeland, but still he will have to find his niche there. 


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Netherlands, Gambia