Directed by Aimie Vallat and Guido Ronge
Little Rebel is a production of REEL WITNESS and is a story about Isatou Jallow — a remarkable West African woman from The Gambia, and now Seattle resident. Since seeking asylum in the USA 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 scholarship, becoming a lawyer and leader, demonstrating an ultimate resiliency and altruism— are deeply human, harrowing, transcendent, tenacious…and part of the American immigrant story.
Following the success of Little Rebel, REEL WITNESS has decided to create more short documentaries celebrating our refugee and asylee voices in the Northwest. In January 2018, they started a new pro-bono production highlighting another courageous story. You can join REEL WITNESS by donating and being part of telling this advocacy storytelling in action.