Leone: Return to Freetown
Director: Ron McCullagh
Producer: Elizabeth Ground
to Freetown' (DVD)
Sorious Samura shocked the world and changed his country's destiny with
his award winning film "Cry Freetown" (Emmy & Bafta awards).
Now Samura returns to Sierra Leone to show how a rebel leader, driven
by greed for diamonds and power, turned thousands of abducted children
Samura finds three children in rebel controlled Makene. For the two
boys, Sasko and Tamba, and the girl, Mariama, their years of enforced
support for the rebels are over but now Samura takes them on a troubled
journey back to the families they were taken from.
On their way home they share their experiences with Samura and through
their stories we discover the scale of abuse that thousands of children
in Sierra Leone have suffered in the last ten years of war.
This film shows the role that children have played in Sierra Leone's
recent history, not just as soldiers during the fighting, but as the
victims of injustice whose frustrations sparked off one of Africa's
most brutal civil wars.
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