2011 / 29 minutes

Directed by
Kieran Hanson
Country of production
United Kingdom
Granada Center for Visual Anthropology Student Film

A decade since Sierra Leone’s devastating civil war, from the ashes rises a new dawn of creativity in audio-visual media. Inspired by Jean Rouch’s ‘shared anthropology’ and ‘ethno-fiction’, Shooting Freetown follows three people forging their way in film and music in the nation’s capital, facing the constant struggles with vision and resourcefulness. By incorporating collaborative video projects, their stories give a fresh image of post-war Freetown – presented to the world through their own lens.

Language and subtitles
English with English Subtitles
West Africa
Sierra Leone
Film / Photography / Mass media War / Conflict / Reconciliation Reflexivity