BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
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Silas

Canada / Sør-Afrika / 2017 / 1 t. 20 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk
CAST:
Silas Siakor
DIRECTOR:
Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar
WRITER:
Anjali Nayar
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Joan Poggio, Anjali Nayar
PRODUCER:
Steven Markovitz, Anjali Nayar
Something is rotten in the state of Liberia

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)

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