Little Rebel is about Isatou Jallow — a remarkable woman from The Gambia, and now Seattle, Washington resident. Since seeking asylum in 2012, Isatou has pursued graduate degrees at the UW Law School while she continuously advocates for women, asylees and people with disabilities. Dimensions of Isatou’s epic journey—from her origins and physical hardships to becoming a lawyer, demonstrate an ultimate resilience - which is deeply human, harrowing, and transcendent,…and part of the American immigrant story. Little Rebel is a celebration of our world's asylee/refugee communities, both here in the US and around the world.
Reel Witness created Little Rebel as a pro-bono project in response to the current US Administration's travel ban— and, ultimately, as a celebration of our asylee/refugee communities. RW is expanding the short film into a longer documentary to share the depth of Isatou Jallow's moving and courageous journey.
Little Rebel is Co-Directed & Co-Written by Aimie Vallat & Guido Ronge.
Aimie Vallat was the Producer and Guido Ronge was our Director of Photography.
Aimie Vallat is Principal and Owner of Reel Witness.
- Impact DOCS | 2017 *WINNER - Award of Merit
- Gig Harbor Film Festival | 2017
- Ellensburg Film Festival | 2017
- Tacoma Film Festival | 2017
- Equality International Film Festival | 2017
- Barcelona Planet Film Festival | 2017
- Docs Without Borders Film Festival | 2017
- Awareness Film Festival | 2017
- California International Shorts Festival | 2017 * WINNER - Best Documentary