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Reel peace: six short films from Sierra Leone. ©ScriptNet 2006
Reel peace: six short films from Sierra Leone

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Following the successful Reel Peace project in Sri Lanka in 2002-2004, a new phase of the project in Sierra Leone that was launched in 2004 draws to an end. The project in Sierra Leone, as the one in Sri Lanka, aimed at contributing to cultural and social reconciliation after the end of the civil war, whilst simultaneously developing much needed media skills.

Following a competitive scriptwriting contest, six of the most promising scripts were selected as a basis for a directing and technical training course. At the end of the course, production grants were given to the producer/director teams to make their short films. Through October and November 2005 additional production training was given to the selected participants.

Content of the DVD:
‘Toy Gun' Directed by Munda Pangu. 09'30*** (featured above)
‘The Outcasts'. Directed by Brian James. 17'24.
‘King of The Stalls'. Directed by Jonathan Bundu. 21'07.
‘The Victims'. Directed by Mohammed Sheriff. 12'28.
‘Hole in the Wall', Directed by Sarah King. 13'44 and
‘Scars', Directed by John Solo Fofanah. 16'26.

All of the directors are first time directors.

Place/region: Sierra Leone, Africa
Type: Documentary
Extract: 9 min. Total length:
Authors and personalities: Sarah King, director ; Munda Pangu, director ; Jonathan Bundu, director ; Brian James, director ; John Solo Fofanah, director ; Mohamed Sheriff, director.
Production: ScriptNet, producer ; UNESCO Communication and Information Sector, Programme for Creative Content, producer. British Council Sierra Leone, sponsor ; Commonwealth Media, sponsor.
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