Tag: Sierra Leone

  • Kewulay Kamara
  • Biography: Kewulay Kamara, poet-storyteller, multi-media artist and lecturer from Sierra Leone living in York. He is subject of articles in The New York Times and has appeared on A&E Television, PBS, and other outlets. Kewulay has performed at St. John … read more»

  • In Search of Finah Misa Kule
  • Director: Kewulay Kamara
    Country: Sierra Leone
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 42 min.
    Language: English, Mandeng, and Kuranko with English subtitles

    In Search of Finah Misa Kule: The Story of a People who Live by the Word chronicles the quest of … read more»

  • Nadia Sasso
  • Biography: Born in America to parents who emigrated from Sierra Leone, Nadia Sasso believes in the potential for collaboration to inspire innovation. She spearheaded the corporate social responsibility initiative at Royal Dynamite so that the company donates an educational care … read more»

  • Ghosts of Amistad
  • Director: Tony Buba
    Countries: USA
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 57mins
    Language: English and Mende with English subtitles

    In 1839, a small group of enslaved Africans rose up and seized their ship (the Amistad), and sailed it from the north coast … read more»

  • Ngardy Conteh George and Allan Tong
  • Biography: As a Sierra Leonean-Canadian, Ngardy Conteh George always wants to tell stories of the African Diaspora. As a director she has achieved this with Soldiers for the Streets, a short documentary for the NFB, broadcast on CBC Television and … read more»

  • Ngardy Conteh George
  • Biography: As a Sierra Leonean-Canadian, Ngardy Conteh George always wants to tell stories of the African Diaspora. As a director she has achieved this with Soldiers for the Streets, a short documentary for the NFB, broadcast on CBC Television and … read more»

  • The Flying Stars
  • Director: Ngardy Conteh George & Allan Tong
    Countries: Canada
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 50min
    Language: English, Pidgin English with English subtitles

    Team captain Bornor and midfielder Census are amputees who play organized soccer in Sierra Leone to cope with the … read more»

  • Language You Cry In
  • Director: Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano
    Countries: Sierra Leone and Spain
    Year: 1998
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Language: English and Mende

    The Language You Cry In tells an amazing scholarly detective story reaching across hundreds of years and thousands of … read more»

  • They Are We
  • Directors: Emma Christopher
    Country: Australia, Cuba, Liberia and Sierra Leone
    Year: 2013
    Running Time: 90 min.
    Language: English

    Josefa held her village’s songs and dances in her heart. Captured in Africa, she treasured them as she was loaded into the … read more»

Language You Cry In
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Director: Alvaro Toepke and Angel Serrano
Countries: Sierra Leone and Spain
Year: 1998
Running Time: 52 min.
Language: English and Mende

The Language You Cry In tells an amazing scholarly detective story reaching across hundreds of years and thousands of … read more»

  • Nikyatu Jusu
  • Biography: Writer/Director Nikyatu Jusu was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1982 to Sierra Leonean immigrant parents. She attended Duke University with plans of becoming a biomedical engineer. A chance meeting with a screenwriting professor introduced her to the world of … read more»

  • Sunju Ahmadu
  • Biography: Sunju Ahmadu is a filmmaker who directed her first documentary film, Bondo, A Journey Into Kono Womanhood, as part of the requirement of her MA in Documentary Film at Brunel University in the U.K. Sunju’s interests include directing and … read more»

  • Sierra Leone Independence
  • Director: Archival Footage
    Countries: UK / Sierra Leone
    Year: 1961
    Running Time: 7 min.
    Language: English

    At the dawn of independence, Freetown is the site of celebration as the Milton Margai administration is ushered in under the patronage of the … read more»

  • The Queen in Sierra Leone
  • Director: Archival Newsreel
    Country: UK / Sierra Leone
    Year: 1961
    Running Time: 3 min.
    Language: English

    After 150 years of British rule, the Queen arrives in Sierra Leone to an enthusiastic reception.

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  • Bling: A Planet Rock
  • Director: Raquel Cepeda
    Country: Sierra Leone and USA
    Year: 2007
    Running Time: 85 min.
    Language: English and Krio

    In Bling, three hip-hop celebrities, Raekwon, Paul Wall and reggaetun king Tego Calderon, visit the capital of Freetown to survey the … read more»

  • African Booty Scratcher
  • Director: Nikyatu Jusu
    Country: USA and Sierra Leone
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 13 min.
    Language: English and Krio

    A fashionable New York City teenager must decide whether to follow family tradition or conform to her peer’s values when choosing her … read more»

  • Brownstone to Red Dirt
  • Director: Dave LaMattina
    Country: Sierra Leone and USA
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 85 min.
    Language: English

    Kids from Boroklyn’s Bed-Stuy projects and orphans from Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war have one thing in common—no one gives them a chance. These … read more»

  • Driving with Fanon
  • Director: Steve Kwena Mokwena
    Country: South Africa and Sierra Leone
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 70 min
    Language: English and Krio

    Avant-garde filmmaker, Kwena Mokwena travels through Freetown, Sierra Leone with the ghost of Frantz Fanon, engaging a new generation into … read more»

  • Bondo: A Journey into Kono Womanhood
  • Director: Sunju Ahmadu
    Country: Sierra Leone
    Year: 2006
    Running Time: 26 min
    Language: English, Kono, and Krio

    The documentary traces Ms. Ahmadu’s journey back to Kono as a young girl for initiation into Bondo, an influential women’s traditional solidarity or … read more»