Film making

Films from Jose Cendon

Families of missing Senegalese migrants wait for news

Film from Jose Cendon for Al Jazeera

The families of many young men who attempt the journey from Senegal to Europe never hear from them again. 700 migrants, among them 200 Senegalese, died while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea in April. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Tamba-counda, a major transit point for migrants.

Senegal migrant seeks better life in Europe

Film from Jose Cendon for Al Jazeera

According to the Italian coast guards latest figures, Almost a 1000 teenagers and children travelling alone were caught crossing the Mediterranean to Europe this year. Most of them were from Gambia and Senegal combined. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque met a 16-year-old boy from Senegal as he prepares his journey to Europe.

Senegalese migrants flee Libya violence

Film from Jose Cendon for Al Jazeera

Fighting in Libya is forcing hundreds of migrant workers from Senegal to fly home. They are back to where they started and are struggling to make ends meet after seeking a better life abroad. Al Jazeera’s Nicolas Haque reports from Pikine in Senegal.

Films - Documentaries from Gorka Gamarra


Lantanda (2014)

Film-Documentary by Director Gorka Gamarra, camera by Juantxu Beloki, editing by Juantxu Beloki and Larraitz Zuazo, sound by Jone Novo, originals music by Karyna Silva Gomes. 63 minutes.

33 nations, 33 cultures, 33 languages, and one common: The creole. For the first time the Guinean people listened to a music that voiced their social concerns and in a language they could understand. Cobiana Jazz used Creole for both cultural and political reasons: to mobilize society to support the liberation struggle. In 1973, with the declaration of independence, work began on a project, which is still in progress: Creole as the official language of Guinea Bissau. Today, the so-called “new generation” musicians use Creole as a form of expression, working jointly with other cultural movements to make Creole the official language.

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Umurage (2009)

Film-Documentary by Director Gorka Gamarra, Jean Marie Mbarushimana and Sonia Rolley

In Rwanda, in 1994, over a space of just one hundred days, almost a million people were murdered, that makes 10,000 dead per day. In 2003, a hundred members of the Ukuri Kuganze Association, made up in its majority by survivors of the genocide, and a few of their executioners, freed after having confessed and asked for forgiveness, meet at a reinsertion centre. These executioners are going home, in most cases to the same places where they carried out their crimes, and will have to “face” their victims and live “together”. Selected in the International Film Festival of San Sebastian (2009, Spain). Cinema Novo Film Festival (Belgium, 2010), African Film Festival of Cordoba (Spain, 2010).