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Title:Sierra Leone: a culture of silence
Editor:Jacob, Raouf J.
City of publisher:Boulogne-Billancourt
Publisher:Java Films
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:social conditions
diamond mining
child soldiers
female circumcision
documentary films (form)
videos (form)
External link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HU1NyGD3RK0
Abstract:Thirteen years after a vicious civil war forced him to flee his childhood home of Sierra Leone, the director of this film 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 tries to weasel his way into land controlled by mining giant Koidu Holdings when discussing the dark sides of the diamond trade; he follows former child soldier Kabba Williams when recounting the attempts of the 'Lost boys' generation to reenter society; he gains exclusive access to the secret Bondo society, where young girls experience what they call their 'secret pain' and goes to speeches where activist Rugiatu Neneh Turay rallies women who oppose female genital mutilation. [Abstract reproduced from dvd-video]