Horsemen Beyond Paradise

Many Gambians dream about ending the cycle of poverty to build a better future for themselves and their families. Although some of them leave for Europe, others believe that the key to a better life can also be found in their own country. ‘Horsemen’ shows a group of young Gambians, trying to earn money by offering horseback rides to tourists on the beach. Their horses are not just serviceable animals, for these men they are indispensable and truly valuable companions. Every year, they leave their families for five months to settle near the beaches and make a living here.