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The story of the war the international community waged against civil war stricken Sierra Leone.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ahmad Tejan Kabbah ...
Himself - President of Sierra Leone
Foday Sankoh ...
Himselft - Leader of the Revolutionary United Front
Mike Lamin ...
Himself - Revolutionary United Front commander
Zainab Hawa Bangura ...
Herself - Representative of civil society
Hassan Hujazi ...
Himself - Rice importer
Joseph Melrose ...
Himself - United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone
Steve Crossman ...
Himself - United Kingdom Acting Ambassador
James Jonah ...
Himself - Minister of Finances - Sierra Leone Ambassador to the UN
Michael Fletcher ...
Himself - Honorary French Consul
Julius Spencer ...
Himself - Minister of Information
Hinga Norman ...
Himself - Minister of Defense
Pascal Lefort ...
Himself - Action Against Hunger
Pascal Lefort ...
Himself - Action Against Hunger
S.Y.B. Rogers ...
Himself - Revolutionary United Front spokesperson
M.A. Carol ...
Himself - President of the Chamber of Commerce
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The story of the war the international community waged against civil war stricken Sierra Leone.

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True footage of Sierra Leone's civil war that depicts the harrowing struggle involving both its internal and external conflict with the international community.
26 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent documentary that successfully educates the audience on the details and depth of the crisis in Sierra Leone in 1991. The film presents various opposing sides of the conflict through interviews, commentary, and visual events captured on-camera. Although it contains extremely graphic depictions of violence and is not suitable for everyone, the candid nature of the film achieves its goal of jarring its viewers both physically and emotionally. After watching the film with a few close friends, days later we were still making comments to one another and having less-than-welcoming flashbacks of the images we witnessed. For those passionate about history and the struggle of Africa, this documentary is shocking and eye-opening.


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