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Welcome to the Smiling Coast: Living in the Gambian Ghetto ()


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A documentary that captures the daily struggles of 15 youngsters moving within the informal economy of the Gambian tourism industry of sun, safari and sex. With the lure of a better future... See more »

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Abba ...
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Abdul ...
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Alhagie ...
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Amad ...
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Andoullai ...
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Aziz ...
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Ebrima ...
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Fatima ...
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Jahson ...
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Jamela ...
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Kumba ...
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Mousa ...
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Muna ...
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Yancuba ...
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Yusupha ...
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Directed by

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Bas Ackermann

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Emiel Martens ... producer

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Bas Ackermann

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Danny Akker ... co-director

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Tijmen van Wageningen ... sound mixing

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Bas Ackermann ... camera operator
Danny Akker ... camera operator
Alhagie Manka ... camera operator
Frits Marchand ... camera operator

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Simon Buijs ... graphic designer
Emiel Martens ... story editor

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A documentary that captures the daily struggles of 15 youngsters moving within the informal economy of the Gambian tourism industry of sun, safari and sex. With the lure of a better future just around the corner, do they try their luck abroad or find their peace at home?

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  • Welcome to the Smiling Coast: Living in the Gambian Ghetto (Netherlands)
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  • 72 min
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