Fati’s Sweets profiles Fati, a young Ghanaian woman you voluntarily returned home to to Ghana from Italy. Here is a short synopsis: As young woman, Fatima left everything behind, including her business and four young children to join her husband in Libya. From there they made the journey to Italy. It was a brutal time in her life and she experienced Fati sexual exploitation, human trafficking and physical abuse during her perilous journey through the Sahara. All in the name of reaching Europe, but when she arrived all she met was hardship and her dream of good life was shattered. Fati returns home, but the hardship continues as she experiences stigma from her community. things change for her as she discovers a passion for making local sweets. We see exemplary perseverance of Fati, which takes us through her journey of self-actualization.
This story will explore the issue of stigma associated with returned migrants especially females and how they struggle to integrate back into society. It will also inspire debate on gender roles in the traditional African communities and how society contributes to irregular migration by looking at how returnees are perceived.
Fatimah Dadzie is a content production and communications expert, whose love for storytelling enables her to craft cutting edge campaign messages. She has over 10 years of professional experience, in video and radio production, advertising & new media marketing.
Fatimah holds a BFA in Film and TV Production (Animation) from the National Film and Television Institute and a Masters Degree in Communications, Media and Public Relations from the University of Leicester UK. She is currently a Fellow at the WeOwnTV Filmmaker’s Fellowship.