Item Details

Sierra Leone [electronic resource]: Soldiers of Fortune: Sierra Leone

Journeyman Pictures (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Inside a helicopter mercenaries fly over RUF rebel areas, shooting anything that moves, although it's uncertain whether this is a civilian area or not. The men say they're working for the Sierra Leone government, but their history suggests they are with the infamous Sandline International, a so-called "private military contractor" based in London. Officially, the mercenaries' mission is to defeat the rebels that UN forces failed to stop, but is their true motive to capture the diamond mines that have been financing Sierra Leone's civil war? This provocative film raises the question of whether mercenaries can bring peace or only further destruction to Sierra Leone.
Release Date
2000
Run Time
33 min.
Language
English
Rating
12 & up
Some content may be objectionable
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 30, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Soldiers of Fortune: Sierra Leone
Contents
  • Mercenary (2:32)
  • Moral Ambiguity of Mercenaries (2:12)
  • Freetown and War over Diamonds (2:50)
  • Mercenaries Kicked Out (1:55)
  • UN Peacekeeping Failure (2:26)
  • Poorly-Trained Peacekeepers (2:14)
  • Rebels Control Countryside (1:47)
  • Patrolling for Guerrillas (1:55)
  • Disarming Factions (3:06)
  • Britain Builds Sierra Leone Army (1:48)
  • Sierra Leone Army Abuses (2:26)
  • Mercenaries as Possible Solution (1:22)
  • Problems with Mercenaries (1:05)
  • Mercenaries and Civilian Casualties (1:48)
  • Mercenaries as Best Hope (2:34)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2000.
Publisher no.
51908 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (33 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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