Sierra Leone (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating

Unseen Enemy (2017)

97 min | Documentary

Unseen Enemy is a feature-length documentary about the threat of epidemics in the 21st century and what we can do to fight them.

Director: Janet Tobias | Stars: Larry Brilliant, John Connor, Decontee Davis, Veronica Maria Dos Santos

Votes: 139

The Language You Cry In (1998)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, History

THE LANGUAGE YOU CRY IN tells an amazing scholarly detective story that searches for, and finds meaningful links between African Americans and their ancestral past. It bridges hundreds of ... See full summary »

Directors: Angel Serrano, Alvaro Toepke | Star: Vertamae Grosvenor

Votes: 19

Sacred (2016)
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Sacred (2016)

87 min | Documentary

Møre than 40 filmmakers travelled the globe to witness religious celebrations and interview people from all sorts of background.

Director: Thomas Lennon

Votes: 47

Survivors (2018)

87 min | Documentary

Through the eyes of African filmmakers, an unforgettable portrait of Sierra Leone's heroes as they confront Ebola during the most acute public health emergency of modern times.

Directors: Anna Fitch, Lansana Mansaray, Arthur Pratt, Banker White

Votes: 17

Paradise Island (2009)

65 min | Drama

A poor boy befriends a girl from a rich family who disapprove their relationship.

Director: Jimmy Bangura | Stars: James Bangura, Jimmy Bangura, Mayonin Bangura, Victoria Conte

Hero with a Thousand Faces (2016)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

The story of those who risked everything to defeat the deadliest epidemic of our time.

Director: Joel Clark | Stars: Tony Blair, Bono, Stephen Colbert, Bruce Davison

Votes: 14

Affliction (I) (2015)

70 min | Documentary

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa seen through the eyes of the local populations, village officials, aid workers, the sick and those who recovered. It is a story of fear and frustration, of... See full summary »

Director: Peter Casaer

A Forgotten Past (2018)

47 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama | Completed

A documentary about the life of Solomon Juxon-Smith: a political refugee working in a New York supermarket, and the son of a forgotten West African leader.

Director: Andreas Hadjipateras

Forgotten Wars, Forgotten Victims (2012 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short, History

Over the last 20 years, Africa has experienced some 15 devastating civil wars with over 20 million victims in death, injury or displacement. Yet the West has turned a blind eye. This ... See full summary »

Directors: Themi Adams, Anthony Sklavos | Stars: Themi Adams, Mark Tuura

Votes: 9

Shout Gladi Gladi (2015)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary, History, News

Narrated by Academy Award® winning actress Meryl Streep, SHOUT GLADI GLADI celebrates the extraordinary people who rescue African women and girls from obstetric fistula, a medical condition... See full summary »

Directors: Adam Friedman, Iain Kennedy | Stars: Chris Baker-Brian, Florence Banda, Ibrahim Bangura, Isaac Balla Bangura

Votes: 39 | Gross: $0.01M

The Poets (2017)

100 min | Documentary

THE POETS is a documentary that follows two acclaimed West African poets, and lifelong friends, Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare as they travel through their home countries of Sierra ... See full summary »

Director: Chivas DeVinck | Stars: Syl Cheney-Coker, Niyi Osundare

AK (2012)

23 min | Short, Drama, War

AK is a short drama about a young Sierra Leonean who lived through the conflict as both victim and perpetrator. He now finds himself in a foreign land, London, as a student. Lost and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Chandler | Stars: Kevin Berger, Alhaji Dekulay, Marian Fielding, Josta Hopps

They Are We (2014)

Not Rated | 77 min | Documentary, History

Can a family separated by the transatlantic slave trade sing and dance its way back together? In Perico, Cuba is an Afro-Cuban group that has kept alive songs and dances brought aboard a ... See full summary »

Director: Emma Christopher | Stars: Joe Allie, Lucy Amara, Cuco Casanova, Emma Christopher

Votes: 15

An Education: The Story of a Witness (2018)

63 min | Documentary

A young man who survived the horrors of the Sierra Leonean civil war as a child and elevated himself through education has set on a journey to face his past and rebuild the country he once saw destroyed.

Directors: Liat Krawczyk, Anthony Mancilla

Votes: 8

Fatal Birth (2009 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short, News

A woman's chance of dying in child birth in the United States is 1 in 4,800. In Sierra Leone, it's 1 in 8. Fatal Birth explores, a week-long health intervention set up by Governments and ... See full summary »

Director: David Shoo | Star: David Shoo

Padre Themi: Fr.Themi Adams (2018)

11 min | Short, Music | Completed

A Semi-Finalist film at Rebel Minded Festival 2018/ Semi-Finalist Hollywood Screenings Film Festival 2019. / official selection at the African Smartphone International Film Festival and ... See full summary »

Director: John Tsambazis

Big Wata

80 min | Documentary, Adventure | Post-production

The younger inhabitants of a fishing village in Sierra Leone have discovered surfing as their raison d'être. Wanting to break free from the restrictions of a traditional West African ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Paul van der Velden

Sierra Leone's Disgruntled Youths (2018 TV Movie)

Documentary | Completed

Chester meets some of the most disgruntled youths in Sierra Leone.

Director: Chester Yang

Shado'man (2013)

88 min | Documentary

Shado'man is a cinematic journey undertaken by the filmmaker together with the street boys. The camera becomes a nucleus around which their life unfolds, unlocking a space for previously ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Gerrets

Votes: 8

Good Bye FD

118 min | Drama | Pre-production

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Director: Fd Wuriee | Stars: O.C. Ukeje, Mbong Amata, Henry Adofo, Angeles Fatima Wuriee

Between Two Worlds (2012)

26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Between Two Worlds is a portrait about the Dutch filmmaker Marijn Poels He works in third world countries so much that he doesn't know where he belongs anymore.

Director: Ruud Lenssen | Star: Marijn Poels

Votes: 10

Kei (2012)

25 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

The remarkable life of Major League Soccer star Kei Kamara, set against the backdrop of his return home to Sierra Leone to join his national team for a critical match.

Directors: Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker | Star: Kei Kamara

Votes: 7

The Flying Stars (2014)

65 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Bornor plays amputee soccer in Sierra Leone to cope with the trauma he suffered in the civil war, but his demons threaten his World Cup dreams and the family he loves.

Directors: Ngardy Conteh, Allan Tong

A Culture of Silence (2014)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

"A Culture of Silence," is a documentary feature film about the human condition in Sierra Leone, West Africa. The film follows two independent documentary filmmakers, as they travel across ... See full summary »

Director: Raouf J Jacob | Stars: Ahmad Tejan Kabbah, Bashiru Conteh, Raouf J Jacob, Ernest Bai Koroma

Votes: 11

Brownstones to Red Dirt (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

Kids from Brooklyn, NY housing projects try to change the world when they are paired with Sierra Leonean pen pals orphaned by a civil war.

Directors: Dave LaMattina, Chad N. Walker

Votes: 14

Luna Mesa (2011)

60 min | Drama, Mystery

Luna, a young beauty, is having a fling with an older man. Then she discovers him dead in a hotel room in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. She believes it may be her fault. Luna finds his notebook. It... See full summary »

Director: Trent Harris | Stars: Alex Caldiero, Richard Dutcher, Emily Pearson, Liberty Valentine

Votes: 16

Ebola: A Poem For the Living (2014)

5 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Ebola: A Poem For The Living is an animated short created to contribute to the prevention of the further spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa. The video reflects the co-creators ... See full summary »

Director: Firdaus Kharas

Djambo (2010)

41 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

DJAMBO is an opus in four parts. Set in one of the poorest countries in the world -Sierra Leone, West Africa- the film offers four intimate, passionately-felt portraits. A stunningly ... See full summary »

Directors: Sebastian Funke, Christian Pfeil

No Man's Land: A Folktale (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Fantasy | Completed

A stubborn farmer in Sierra Leone decides to farm in a sacred forest, but the spirits in the forest fight back.

Director: Ty Turley

Mount Aureol (2014)

31 min | Documentary, Short, News

Fourah Bay College is Sierra Leone's most prestigious university, situated on Mount Aureol and overlooking the national capital, Freetown. The university, like the country at large, is ... See full summary »

Directors: Felix Bazalgette, Tom Gardner, Joshua Hughes, Rebecca Kinder

Empty Handed: A Refugee Story (2017)


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Director: Tracy Jacobson | Stars: Darla Bennett, Barbara McIntosh, Betty Tenga, Jose Tenga

Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet (2005 Video)

38 min | Documentary, War

'Beyond Borders: Personal Stories from a Small Planet' is a creative burst of defiance and hope by youth around the globe who are overcoming the huge obstacles that have defined their lives... See full summary »

Director: Youth Filmmakers Worldwide

Lost Freetown (2009)


Documentary showing how lack of planning, migration from the countryside and poor sanitation is destroying the environment around Freetown, Sierra Leone. Deforestation in the countryside is... See full summary »

Director: Nazia Parvez | Stars: Bala Amarasekaran, Yatta Aruna, Geert Cappalaere, Eugene Cole

Salay (2011)

44 min | Short, Drama

Desperate to escape her circumstances of cultural pressures and poverty, eighteen year old Salay is intent on getting an education and carving out her own path in life, and is willing to ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Biko Kamanda | Stars: Balu Fofanah, Hannah Konteh, Julius Lissa, Manteneh Marah

A Million Waves (2016)

8 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

'A Million Waves' is a portrait piece about 19 year old Kadiatu Kamara, the only female surfer in Sierra Leone.

Directors: Daniel Ali, Louis Leeson | Star: Kadiatu Kamara

The Kono Project (2010)

Documentary, Short

The Kono Project is an original docu-series that gives voice to a group of children living in the diamond mine region of Kono, Sierra Leone as they embark on a series of social, educational... See full summary »

Director: Adisa

Sierra Leone Rising (2010)

14 min | Documentary, Short, War

Having emerged from an 11-year civil war that left more than 50,000 people dead and two million displaced, Sierra Leone strives for a peaceful and democratic future. Since the end of ... See full summary »

Director: Iara Lee

Shooting Freetown (2011 Video)

29 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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',... See full summary »

Director: Kieran Hanson

Still Human (2015)

35 min | Documentary, Short

Edward Songo Conteh was an auto mechanic living happily with his family, until rebels amputated one of his arms during an attack on Sierra Leone's capital Freetown in January 1999. With the... See full summary »

Director: Solomon Moriba | Stars: Edward Songo Conteh, Lamin Jusu Jaka, Jabati Mambu, Tamba Ngaujah

Soju (2016 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short

An ongoing documentary series highlighting millennials across Africa, as they define their identity while supporting their relative communities.

Director: Oluwaseun Babalola

Guns to Mics (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Music, News

In post-war Sierra Leone the youth, who once used guns to showcase their frustration, are picking up microphones to exercise a new found freedom of speech.

Directors: Greg Crompton, Jem Garrard

Votes: 14

Am I: The Film (2015)

44 min | Documentary, Short

"Am I" is a documentary film that explores the complex identity formations of young African women.

Director: Nadia Sasso | Stars: Issa Rae, Nadia Sasso, Odunayo Adeoye, Ajara Bomah

In Search of Kennedy (2007 Video)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Drama

A documentary about JFK's political legacy in the 21st Century.

Director: Chuck Workman

Through the Net (2011 Video)

16 min | Documentary, News

Through the Net charts EJF's investigations into pirate fishing in West Africa and tracks the journey of fish caught illegally in Sierra Leone to the European seafood market through the ... See full summary »

Star: Jonathan Dimbleby

Cycle Recycle: Economic Development in Sierra Leone (2009 Video)

10 min | Documentary, News

Pedals for Progress, the world's largest bicycle recycling organization, gives a new life to a thousand plus bikes by delivering them to its overseas partner, The Center for Research, ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Sucharew

The Forgotten: Sierra Leone Post-Ebola (2016 Video)

Documentary, Short

The Ebola outbreak in 2014 decimated Sierra Leone, this on the heels of a civil war that nearly wiped out a generation and brought the country to a halt. When the epidemic was at its peak, ... See full summary »

Directors: Nils Aucante, Alan Thompson

Hassan (2013)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

A short documentary film portraying the daily life of a young Sierra Leonean boy.

Director: Jon Funder

Fighting Ebola: One Year On (2015)

9 min | Documentary, Short, News

One year into the devastating Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, we summarised the incredible work of the International Rescue Committee with reflection from the aid workers on what it's meant to work on the response

Director: Thomas Dixon

The My Hero Report: Youth Edition Ii (2011 Video)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Family

The MY HERO Report - Youth Edition II highlights youth reporters across the nation reporting on their heroes.

Director: Jeanne Meyers | Star: Slater Jewell-Kemker

For the Passion of Mankind (2016)

8 min | Short, Biography

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Director: Michael Duff | Star: James Hamilton

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