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BBC - The Joola: Africa's Titanic

On 26 September 2002, the government-owned Senegalese ferry the Joola capsized off the coast of The Gambia. This film investigates why this tragedy occurred.

On September 26th 2002, the Joola, a government-owned Senegalese ferry, capsized off the coast of The Gambia, killing over 1800 people and leaving 64 survivors. It’s recognised as the second-worst non-wartime maritime disaster in world history, taking the lives of many more than the infamous Titanic. For the 20th anniversary, 'The Joola: Africa’s Titanic' investigates why this tragedy occurred and tells the harrowing, heart-warming stories of survivors and families, who continue to call for the wreckage to be raised.

Produced and Directed by Efrem Gebreab and Nicola Milne

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