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Babucarr Manka

Creative Director — State Of Mic Multimedia

Babucarr Manka is the creative director of the Gambia’s leading audio-visual company, State Of Mic Multimedia. Since he started filmmaking in 2009, he has produced and directed numerous documentaries, TV shows and commercials. His early filmmaking journey started with providing audiovisual services for most of the international organisations in the Gambia. Since 2017, he has developed a keen interest into producing films in his quest to find deeper ways to understand ordinary people and everyday stories. He wrote and co-directed his first short film Gifts from Babylon, which is still the most recognized Gambian film in the international community. To date the film has been selected for more than ninety film festivals and won more than twenty-five awards.

2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival