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Silas

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.

Director(s): Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman
Script: Anjali Nayar
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
 
Year: 2018
Duration: 80 min
Our age recommendation: 14
Language (audio): English
Country of origin: United States
Shooting Locations: Canada, Kenya, South Africa
 
Screening rights: Cinephil ()

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Main topic(s): Human Potential
Secondary topics: courage politics activism
Mentions: monrovia corruption sustainable development institute (SDI) jogbhan clan palmoil jungle vegetation clearance global witness equatorial palm oil (EPO) land grabbing resource extraction nobel peace prize ebola
Topic Page(s): Human Potential

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