When we started RebelVZN, one of our goals was to tell stories that matter and inspire people to choose and work towards a different and more positive life experience for humankind.
In 2012, we produced our first project "Darkness Under The Sun", a short film about arranged marriages and the negative effects on young people's lives. The film won the Best of Alaska award at the Alaska International Film Festival.
MÉBÉT (A Mother's Plea) was produced and completed in 2019, and premiered in The Gambia in 2020. It is a story that also focuses on child marriage and its effects on girls, families and the society as a whole. Prior to this, in December 2019, the film was screened in schools in The Gambia, as part of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. MÉBÉT has been officially selected and screened in over 20 international film festivals, and nominated for 5 awards, of which the film won 3 awards.
In 2021, we produced A Long Day, focused on the subject of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The short animation seeks to inspire community action to end FGM by showing simple actions and creating awareness. A Long Day was produced for The Girls' Agenda, a women-led organisation in The Gambia, and was premiered in August 2022.
Our latest project SIRA is a feature-length film that showcases the power that adolescent girls have to decide what happens with their bodies and influence wider social change. The film was produced for UNFPA The Gambia, and is currently in the final stages of post-production, and set to be premiered in late 2022.