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.
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
Pa's family and entourage
Lawrence Ajayi (Soundcloud)
Hamish Harris (September)