Video: The Prelude to “Flight Mode” a Documentary on Irregular Migration from The Gambia.

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The promise of Employment, Educational opportunities, and a better Life are just a few of the many reasons for Youth Migration from the Gambia. This phenomenon, locally dubbed “the back way” is a notoriously perilous journey, only possible for those physically fit enough to withstand the slavish trek through West and then North Africa’s deserts and mountains; Hiding in Shipping Containers in order outwit ruthless border authorities, pirates and unscrupulous smugglers before boarding makeshift boats, poorly equipped to navigate the treacherous waters of the Mediterranean Ocean. Despite the economic and human cost, the youths remain undeterred in their quest for Babylon.

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