We are raising funds to support the outreach campaign for the documentary film "Fati's Choice". Our goal is to combat the stigma associated with returned migrants especially mother's who have been tasked to improve the economic situation of the family. Fati, travels to Italy by sea, without papers, pregnant for the fifth time. Longing for the children, she returned to Ghana without her husband, six months later - only to find stigma and disappointment from family and friends.
Far too many young Africans are choosing to leave their home country to seek a different future abroad. The reality of what many African migrants find does not live up to their fantasies and to the dreams of the many people depending on them. African women, especially young mothers also face unique challenges, balancing both the economic and social, emotional needs of the family.
We are raising funds to support a community-engaged screening campaign and discussion series that will engage discussion around migration. While numerous documentaries in recent years are devoted to the experiences of people who arrive in the EU and find themselves in the unworthy conditions of asylum policy, the work of the Ghanaian director Fatimah Dadzie shows a change of perspective. In Fati's hometown, Europe is considered a paradise - and which fool would leave there voluntarily?
Fati's choice was produced in partnership with GENERATION AFRICA, a documentary film project with the aim to create new narratives on migration through stories told by African filmmakers. In the long term, we hope to catalyze a conversation that helps West Africans make more informed decisions around migration. We also hope to inspire a healthy nationalism that helps build the region from home.