Ezra (Zambia: 2015)

Director

Newton Aduaka

Cast list

Mamoudu Turay Kamara as Ezra

Mariame N’Diaye as Onitcha

Mamusu Kallon as Mariam

Merveille Lukeba as Moses Richard Gant as Mac Mondale

Mercy Ojelade as Cynthia

Emile Abossolo M’Bo

Credits

Producers: Gorune Aprikian, Michel Loro, Arte France

Synopsis

Ezra is a young ex-Sierra Leonean fighter. He is struggling to regain control of his life and return to a normal life after the war that destroyed his home country. He is split between a psychological rehabilitation centre and a national reconciliation tribunal organized under the auspices of the UNO. During the rehabilitation in which he is involved in he has to address his sister who is put him on trial and is accusing him of murdering their parents. Ezra has no memory of such events. The plot unfolds as Ezra tries to recall this tragedy and be forgiven by both his family and community.

Reviews

“Review: ‘Ezra’” by John Anderson