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Little Rebel


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.




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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.




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Little Rebel is Aimie's second documentary, her first documentary, PRESENT MOMENT, which played at Reykjavik Visions Film Festival in 2017, went on to screen at 26 festivals around the world, and won 5 film festival awards as well as being nominated for a prestigous Emmy Award.

Little Rebel is the first collaboration with Aimie & Guido.

Student Project: No

Shooting format: 4k

Film Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 16:9



Distribution budget: 
whatever is needed
Directed by: 
Aimie Vallat & Guido Ronge
Writing credits: 
Aimie Vallat & Guido Ronge
Isatou Jallow - key subject
Produced by: 
Aimie Vallat
Music by: 
One Hundred Years Niel Golden Truth to Tell
Cinematography by: 
Guido Ronge
Film Editing by: 
Bow Jones
Casting by: 
Production Design by: 
Aimie Vallat
Art Direction by: 
Set Decoration by: 
Costume Design by: 
Makeup Department: 
Production Management: 
Aimie Vallat
Other crew: 
Additional Cinematography in Gambia | Bankie Grey Johnson Aerial Cinematography in Seattle | Bill Phillips & Red Element Studios Production Assistant | Jane Duggan Colorist | John Davidson Audio Mixing | Jason Devore Production Equipment | Salt Production Services Transcriber | Trish Bun yard
Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
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