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Silas
© Appian Way Productions / Big World Cinema / Ink & Pepper Productions
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar

IMAGE

Anjali Nayar, Joan Poggio

SON

Hawa Essuman, Anjali Nayar, Elio Cassell, Joan Kabugu

MONTAGE

Roderick Deogrades, Andrew MacCormack

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Brendan Canning, Ohad Benchetrit

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Appian Way Productions, Big World Cinema, Ink & Pepper Productions

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Au Libéria, l’activiste Silas Siakor se bat contre un pillage systématique organisé par le Président Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, avec l’appui de grandes multinationales. Corruption endémique, apathie générale, menaces : rien ne décourage Silas. Un hommage vibrant à celles et ceux qui se battent pour leurs droits, à leur courage et à leur inlassable énergie. Mais aussi à leur résilience, leur optimisme et leur indispensable humour.

The Liberian environmental activist Silas Siakor puts his heart and soul into fighting for community rights and exposing corruption. Growing up during the rule of convicted war criminal Charles Taylor, Siakor saw valuable raw materials leave his country as weapons entered. In 2005, this inspired him to support the democratically-elected president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who promised change. When this change fails to come, Siakor and his colleagues at his Sustainable Development Institute use an encrypted mobile phone app to show the international community how human rights in Liberia continue to be widely violated. Meanwhile, companies that are destroying the environment still have the upper hand. Siakor's passionate fight also has a flip side, as both his family life and his health are beginning to suffer. Over the course of five years, we follow Siakor on a thrilling investigation that inspires a generation of young activists to raise their smartphones and demand change.

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