Sierra Leone: A Culture of Silence (Miscellaneous: 2014)

Director

Raouf J. Jacob

Cast list

Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
Basher Conteh
Raouf J. Jacob
Ernest B. Koroma
Doctor Koso-Thomas
Lara M. Moreno
Doctor Edward Nahim
Joseph Rahall
Alhaji Babah Sawaneh
Rugiatu Neneh Turay
Kabba Williams

Credits

Produced by Raouf J.Jacob & Lara Moreno

Cinematography by Raouf J. Jacob

Production Management by Lara Moreno

Synopsis

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? (Raouf J. Jacob)

Reviews

Keough, Peter. "Movie Review: 'A Culture of Silence' speaks for Sierra Leone", Boston Globe (newspaper).