Shooting Freetown

© Hanson
29 minutes / Colour / 2011
Directed by
Kieran Hanson

Country of production United Kingdom

Series 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

Region West Africa

Country Sierra Leone

Keywords Film / Photography / Mass media War / Conflict / Reconciliation Reflexivity