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: 254

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: 8

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: 17

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: 20

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: 12

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: 56

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

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: 24

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: 42 | Gross: $0.01M

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: 7

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: 8

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

38 min | Documentary, Short, 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

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

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

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

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: 22

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

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: 9

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

Moving to the Beat (2008 Video)

53 min | Documentary

In Moving to the Beat, an African American hip-hop group journeys to Freetown, Sierra Leone to discover a spiritual homeland and resurrect Chuck D's notion of hip-hop as the "black CNN." ... See full summary »

Directors: Abdul Fofanah, Caleb Heymann | Stars: Ernest Cobna Adu, Hamadi Armstrachan, Abu Bakarr, Mohamed Bangura

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: 15

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 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

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

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

Sierra Leone's Disgruntled Youths (2018 TV Movie)

Documentary | Completed

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

Director: Chester Yang

Jattu (2016)

11 min | Short, Drama

Jattu survived Ebola and knows that there is a real danger she could pass on the virus to other people over the next three months. That's why she rejects her husband's amorous advances. He ... See full summary »

Director: Henrietta Mbawah | Stars: Mohamed Alarini Bah, Arnolda Cole, Aminata Finda Massaquoi, Simeonette Uwanie Pontis

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

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: 16

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

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

The princess (2020 TV Movie)

68 min | Romance

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Director: Adeyemi Lardner | Stars: Adeyemi Lardner, Stephanie Mbeh

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

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

For the Passion of Mankind (2016)

8 min | Short, Biography

12 months since the end of the largest Ebola outbreak in history and local heroes that played key roles in bringing the outbreak to an end, like gravedigger James Hamilton, seem long ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Duff | Star: James Hamilton

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

Empty Handed: A Refugee Story (2017)


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

A Culture of Silence (2014)

84 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

Thirteen years after a vicious civil war forced him to flee his childhood home of Sierra Leone, director Raouf J Jacob's returns to find meaning in a place once forsaken by the rest of the world.

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

Votes: 11

Charity (II) (2010)

9 min | Short, Drama

CHARITY explores delicate family dynamics in desperate times and the mixed blessing of the massive influx of international AID during the UN peacekeeping mission. The story provides a ... See full summary »

Directors: Lansana Mansaray, Banker White | Stars: Alluspa King, Mami Koroma, Arthur Pratt

Good Bye FD

118 min | Drama | Pre-production

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Director: Fd Wuriee | Stars: Mbong Amata, Henry Adofo, Gardiner James Timothy, Angeles Fatima Wuriee

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

Hassan (2013)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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

Director: Jon Funder

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: 6

A Whited Sepulchre (2008 Video)

59 min | Documentary, Family

An experimental video diary of a personal journey to Sierra Leone: the filmmaker searches for traces of his family's imperialist past in his, and Africa's, present.

Director: Tony Dowmunt

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

Saved by grace (2020 TV Movie)

81 min | Drama

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Director: Lansana Kamara | Stars: Kerry Barry, Salamudo Kargbo, Henrietta Mbawah

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

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

No Man's Land: A Folktale (2017)

15 min | Documentary, Short, 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

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