Official film description
The investigations of environmental activist Silas Siakor begin to shed a critical light on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who came to power in 2006 on a wave of international goodwill. For over five years, the camera follows Silas Siakor and reveals his immense frustration as he watches multinationals destroy the environment, enrich themselves and impoverish his countrymen.
Technical information and screening rights...
|Director(s):||Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman|
|Production:||Edward Zwick, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonathan Stack, Anjali Nayar for Ink & Pepper Productions, Steven Markovitz for Big World Cinema, Jennifer Davisson|
|Music:||Brendan Canning, Ohad Benchetrit|
|Actors:||Charles Taylor, Silas Siakor, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Pa Cheo, John Gant, Sahst Kumar, Sabato Moor|
|Our age recommendation:||14|
|Country of origin:||United States|
|Shooting Locations:||Canada, Kenya, South Africa|
|Screening rights:||Cinephil ()|
Links & documents
While other documentaries take a global perspective on environmental threats, Silas gains power through his specific focus on a country and is a convincing homage to the ability of ordinary citizens to defend themselves. – River Run – International Film Festival
The Liberian activist Silas Siakor fights tirelessly to fight corruption and environmental destruction in Liberia. By concentrating on one country, Silas is a global story that warns of the power of politics and celebrates the power of the individual to defend himself. – Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital
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