Item Details

Sierra Leone [electronic resource]: A Culture of Silence

Java (Firm)
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Thirteen years after a vicious civil war forced him to flee his childhood home of Sierra Leone, director Raouf J. Jacob's returns to find meaning in a place once forsaken by the rest of the world. Travelling across the country, he explores the sensitive environmental, social and cultural issues that, even today, remain taboo. He searches for the lost boys, former child soldiers living in the shadows, to see how successful attempts to reintegrate them in society have been. He investigates Sierra Leone's controversial diamond mining industry and the role and actions of foreign companies in the country. He asks what he believes is the most important question in African politics: is there is still blood on the stone?
Release Date
2014
Run Time
53 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
9 & up
Notes
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 10, 2015.
Variant Title
Culture of Silence
Contents
  • Sierra leone: A Culture of Silence (53:00)
  • Civil War Disrupts Life (1:29)
  • Sierra Leone Civil War (4:27)
  • Revisiting Sierra Leone (3:21)
  • Kenema City, Sierra Leone (2:19)
  • Koidu Holdings (2:01)
  • Koidu Mines Guided Tour (2:08)
  • Denied Access to Mines (2:13)
  • Local Mines (2:08)
  • Mining Concessions (1:08)
  • Poverty and Resource Wealth (2:15)
  • Controversial Diamonds (1:31)
  • Alleged Mining Company Abuses (3:01)
  • Former Child Soldier (4:38)
  • Child Soldiers Disarmed (1:06)
  • Psychological Treatment for Child Soldiers (3:11)
  • Psychology and Reintegration of Child Soldiers (3:17)
  • Political Perspective on Child Soldiers (3:32)
  • London Mining in Africa (0:59)
  • Mining Concessions and Contracts Presidents (3:53)
  • Summary: Sierra Leone: A Culture of Silence (2:13)
  • Credits: Sierra Leone: A Culture of Silence (1:47)
Published
[Place of publication not identified] : Java (Firm), [2014]
New York, N.Y. : distributed by Films Media Group, 2015.
Publisher no.
93328 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 online resource (1 video file (53 min., 0 sec.)) : sound, color.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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