Raouf J. Jacob
Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
Raouf J. Jacob
Ernest B. Koroma
Lara M. Moreno
Doctor Edward Nahim
Alhaji Babah Sawaneh
Rugiatu Neneh Turay
Produced by Raouf J.Jacob & Lara Moreno
Cinematography by Raouf J. Jacob
Production Management by Lara Moreno
"A Culture of Silence," is a documentary feature film about the human condition in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The film follows two independent documentary filmmakers, as they travel across Sierra Leone exploring sensitive cultural issues that the nation deems as untouchable and even a taboo. Join us on our journey as we explore the invisible war against poverty, Sierra Leone's controversial diamond mining industry, a world filled with lost child soldiers living in the shadows, and a world where thousands of young girls experience what they call their 'Secret Pain.' Is there still blood on the stone? Where are the children of war? What is 'the secret pain'? Could the silence be broken in a world where culture is currently at war with human rights?
- Written by Raouf J Jacob
According to several critics, the film suffers from poor organization, a melodramatic tone (the more extreme the subject, the less it needs rhetorical amplification), and, ironically for a film about silence, too much voice-over narration., claiming that "Jacob’s sometimes prolix and cliché-ridden remarks repeat what is seen on the screen or reduce it to generalities and platitudes".