A film by Kieran Hanson
Shot in Sierra Leone
WINNER Best Film by a Directer Under 30, XI Espiello International Ethnographic Documentary Festival
WINNER Best Student Short Documentary, Manchester Film Festival 2012
NOMINATED Student Award, One World Media Awards 2012
THIRD PRIZE Debut Competition, Moscow International Festival of Visual Anthropology 2012
A decade since Sierra Leone's devastating civil war, from the ashes rises a new dawn of creativity in audio-visual media. Inspired by Jean Rouch's ‘shared anthropology’ and ‘ethno-fiction’, Shooting Freetown follows three people forging their way in film and music in the nation's capital, facing the constant struggles with vision and resourcefulness. By incorporating collaborative video projects, their stories give a fresh image of post-war Freetown - presented to the world through their own lens.
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