Ezra (Nigeria: 2007)


Newton I. Aduaka

Cast list

Mamoudu Turay Kamara... Ezra
Mariame N'Diaye.... Onitcha
Mamusu Kallon... Mariam
Richard Gant... Mac Mondale
Mercy Ojelade... Cynthia
Emile Abossolo... M'bo
Cleophas Kabasita... Judge Naim


Producer... Gorune Aprikian, Michel Loro
Executive Producer... Jean-Michel Dissard, Lamia Guellati
Co-Producer... Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Line Producer... Pierrick Le Pochat
Writer... Newton I. Aduaka, Alain-Michel Blanc
Cinematography... Carlos Arango de Montis
Film Editing... Sebastien Touta
Casting... Rosalie Clayton
Production Design... Yann Dury
Special makeup effects artist... Sabrine Fevre
Second production unit manager... Thomas Gache
Production manager... Marie Tappero
First assistant director... Bénédicte Mathieu
Construction coordinator... Pascal Gras
Sound editor... Karoline T. Heflin
Costumer... Sophie Campana


The movie centers around the questioning of a sixteen-year-old boy (Ezra), before a version of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions that were created in Sierra Leone in 2002 in the wake of its civil war. Ezra's flashbacks are represented chronologically, covering the pivotal moments of his ten year service in the rebel army. Ezra is questioned by the commission about the fate of his parents, whom he stands accused of murdering at some point during the conflict by his own sister.


Holden, Stephen, "Innocence Lost, on a Battlefield Somewhere in Africa." The New York Times, 2008 (online newspaper)

Schager, Nick, "Film Review: Ezra." Slant Magazine, 2008 (online magazine)

"Film Review-Ezra: Sacrifice of the Young." African Film and Literature, 2008 (blog)

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