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: 237

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

Votes: 6

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

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

Big Wata (2018)

80 min | Documentary, Adventure

In Western Africa, a group of determined young men strive to open and promote Sierra Leone's first surfing club despite village politics and the ongoing threat of Ebola.

Directors: Gugi van der Velden, Jan Paul van der Velden

Votes: 9

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: 8

Sacred (2016)
7.0
60 metascore

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: 52

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: 21

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: 16

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: 16

30% (women and politics in Sierra Leone) (2012 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Whistling, kidnap and a bottle of tippex all feature in this part animated documentary which looks at the violence and corruption women face when entering the male dominated world of ... See full summary »

Directors: Anna Cady, Em Cooper

Votes: 21

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

Votes: 7

A Forgotten Past (2019)

44 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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

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

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: 41 | Gross: $0.01M

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

Tel God Tenki (2019)

14 min | Short, Romance, War

Fayia is a 16-year-old Liberian refugee living on his own in a United Nations camp set up in Sierra Leone. A child of the wars in both countries, he is a survivor, making a life for himself... See full summary »

Director: Jack Riccobono | Stars: Fayia Kollon, Hannah Gibson, Liam Flaherty

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

Votes: 5

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

Priscilla's Legacy (2014)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

In 1756 a ten-year old girl was kidnapped from Sierra Leone. As cargo on an American slave ship, she endured a treacherous,10-week voyage across the Atlantic to Charleston, South Carolina. ... See full summary »

Director: Thomalind Martin Polite | Star: Thomalind Martin Polite

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: 16

Let's Get the Rhythm: the Life and Times of Miss Mary Mack (2014 TV Movie)

55 min | Documentary

This documentary pulses with the vitality of hand-clapping games it chronicles. Through wars and migrations, across language barriers and oceans, young girls connect through spontaneous, ... See full summary »

Director: Irene Chagall | Star: Annie Lanzillotto

Still Slaves: The West African Slave Trade Then and Now

52 min | Documentary, History | Post-production

Through the lens of ancient slavery in West Africa, 'Still Slaves' explores the rampant slavery, known to most as human trafficking, that continues to thrive along this notorious coastline.... See full summary »

Director: Ann Margret Nielsen | Star: Anna Newell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Josh Hughes, Rebecca Kinder

The Promised Land (2012)

77 min | Documentary, War | Completed

Three young Africans set out to change their lives in the wake of civil war. A returnee from the US, a child soldier bound for Iraq and a diamond miner, they must rebuild their lives and ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Glynn

The Choice (VII) (2018)

68 min | Action, Drama

They grew up together until life tore them apart. Years later one is making money but from a gangster lifestyle and the other struggles on the streets. Fate brings them back together but at what cost?

Director: Foday Sillah | Stars: Abdul Aziz Kamara, Nathaniel A. Sesay

Ebola: In Praise of Prevention (2016 TV Movie)

6 min | Animation

This animated short is designed to prevent the next outbreak of Ebola from ever happening. It is freely available in multiple African languages.

Director: Firdaus Kharas | Star: Angélique Kidjo

livingWELL (2010)

48 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

The poorest country in the world lacks access to clean water. This is a story about their humble plea to live a life of dignity.

Director: George Wiley

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: 8

Ndogboyosoi (2013 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short, History

Ndogboyosui takes its name from a trickster spirit in Mende folklore that represents the dangerous deceptions of the Sierra Leonean forest. This experimental ethnographic documentary offers... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Mark Anderson

God No Say So (2010)

88 min | Documentary

During the civil war in Sierra Leone, which became infamous for the use of drug-fueled child soldiers, thousands of people had one or both arms chopped off: the hand that you used to vote ... See full summary »

Director: Brigitte Uttar Kornetzky

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

Yumyum (2013)

59 min | Documentary, Biography

Shot over 6 years, Yumyum is the story of a gang of street youth from Kenema, Sierra Leone. Yumyum is leader and had his own video camera. He was expected to sell it but he went on to shoot 100 hours of footage- candid, brutal, poignant.

Director: Hazel Chandler

Votes: 5

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

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

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

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