The Return Of An Afrikan Rebel Short Documentary
By Tayo Yusuff

After 18 years, Pa Salieu finally returned to The Gambia to visit his family and the country that gave him his essence and his energy.

I will forever be grateful to my SoundCloud family for helping make this trip happen. For reasons beyond my control I’ve been unable to return to The Gambia since I came back to the UK as a child. This trip provided a chance to reconnect with family I haven’t seen for years, visit the burial site of my grandparents for the first time, collaborate with incredible local talent and perform in front of over 30,000 people. A moment I will never ever forget. I’m so proud of my country and culture and hope this film gives a small insight into the beauty and soul of The Gambia.
_Pa Salieu.

Shot in The Gambia, December 2021.

Commissioned by Soundcloud.

Directed by Tayo Yusuff
Producer_ Julie Vergez
Directors of Photography_ Kez Quarcoo & Daniel Attoh
Editor_ Ndivhu Mushanganyisi

Sound Recordist_ Dennis Appiah-Danquah
Camera Assistant_ Bubacarr Fatty

Post Production Company_ Post Modern
Colourist_ Africa Majola
Online Editor_ Chad Naidoo
Sound Mix & SFX_ Audio Militia
Composer_ Buli From Space

Transcript & Translations_ Sandiso Ngubane & Jacqueline Njie

Production Manager_ Huseyin Gunduzler
Fixer_ Pap Lamin Janneh
Runners_ Axel Mends-Cole, David Mendy
Drivers_ Spragga, Zax
Local Producer_ Mark Brown

Special thanks_
Ismaila Gaye
Modou Gaye
Pa's family and entourage
Lawrence Ajayi (Soundcloud)
Hamish Harris (September)

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