For many years, Liberian politicians have given multinational corporations access to the country’s natural resources, resulting in land grabbing and illegal logging – often for the purpose of extracting palm oil. These activities have been met with outcries from local communities and SILAS follows Silas Siakor, a tireless activist fighting to crush corruption and to protect the nature and natural resources of his homeland. In the process, the film captures a country still recovering from decades of civil war and the recent Ebola epidemic.
Festival guest, Q&A: Anjali Nayar, director
Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar
Hawa Essuman (Kenya), Anjali Nayar (Canada) Essuman’s filmography: SOUL BOY (2010). Nayar’s filmography: GUN RUNNERS (2015)