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

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.
Online
2000
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Sierra Leone [electronic resource]: Into the Hot Zone

The deadly hemorrhagic disease Ebola has wiped out whole villages in Sierra Leone. At the front line are teams of doctors, nurses and health workers working tirelessly to stop further infections. The epicenter is a town called Kailahun where the International Red Cross, MSF and the World Health Organization are dealing with the carnage. They've set up a crisis coordination center and allowed Foreign Correspondent to film their daily struggles.
Online
2014
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Ebola Outbreak [electronic resource]

From the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, FRONTLINE follows health officials tracking the deadly disease and trying to stop its rampant spread. With special access to teams fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone, the film shows how the outbreak is endangering health-care workers, overwhelming hospitals and getting worse. FRONTLINE also investigates accounts that members of the Nigerian military have been committing atrocities in the fight against Boko Haram - the Islamist militants who kidnapped nearly 300 schoolgirls in April. Amid worldwide pressure to find the girls, FRONTLINE uncovers shocking videos showing arrests, torture and summary executions of alleged Boko Haram suspects.
Online
2014
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Ghosts of Amistad: In the Footsteps of the Rebels

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This documentary chronicles the journey of author Marcus Rediker as he retraces the path of the brave Africans who rebelled against their captors and seized the slave schooner Amistad in 1839, leading to a watershed US Supreme Court decision that sparked Abolitionist action leading to the Civil War. Based on Rediker's ground-breaking book The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom, the film travels to present day Sierra Leone to visit the home villages of Sengbe Pieh (Joseph Cinqué) and the other captives who were held on the Amistad, interviewing elders about local memory of the case and searching for the long-lost ruins of Lomboko, the slave trading factory where their cruel transatlantic voyage began. The film uses the knowledge of villagers, fishermen, and [...]
Online
2014
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Yum Yum

If you give a camera to a child living on the streets of Sierra Leone, he'll just sell it within a couple of days, right? But not YumYum. He's a former child soldier and leader of a street gang, who did the opposite. The result is honest, touching and original. Shot over 6 years, and interwoven with professional footage, YumYum and his gang's stories offer an intimate glimpse into the world faced by many children still recovering from the effects of a brutal war.
Online
2016; 2013
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Sierra Leone [electronic resource]: A Culture of Silence

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?
Online
2015; 2014
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Acrobatics of Dance [electronic resource]: The Sierra Leone National Dance Company, 1972

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Documentary on the astoundingly energetic national dance company of Sierra Leone, on Africa's west coast. In 1964 they won the international dance competition at the New York Worlds Fair with their display of folkloric dances. Several years later they came back on tour and taped this sampling of their repertory, which reflects the cultural diversity and tribal traditions of the country. Commentary by dance authority Faubion Bowers takes the viewer through a variety of dances, and an interview with the company's director, who explains that thirteen different tribal and language groups are represented in this group. Dances shown here -- from several different tribal traditions --include celebrating the harvest, welcoming a visitor, acknowledging a benevolent demon, announcing happiness [...]
Online
2007; 1972