A decade after a bloody conflict that saw at least 50,000 dead, Sierra Leone is joining Africa and the world stage in promoting its burgeoning film community. Its storytelling is becoming more and more available, especially through the Sierra Leone International Film Festival which boasts a year-round program which leads to an annual six-day celebration of movies. To delve deeper into the potential of this young world of filmmakers, fest director Layna Fisher joins us to discuss how we’ll be able to experience Sierra Leonean movies and what this festival means for a community emerging from violence.
A DECADE A fter the end of one of Africa’s nastiest civil wars, an 11-year conflict that left around 50,000 dead and countless others mutilated by the amputations that became the hallmark of the conflict, Sierra Leone is going to th... Read Post
For Westerners, mention of Sierra Leone likely conjures images of blood diamonds, wealth disparity, and unrest. But on the coast of that West African nation, nearly a decade after the end of its civil war, you can see waves of chang... Read Post