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: 152

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

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: 46

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tel God Tenki

14 min | Short, Romance, War | Post-production

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

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

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

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

Kombra (2013)

23 min | Short, Drama | Completed

A devoted yet timorous and hard working single mother is haunted by the memory of her inaction many years ago that resulted in the rape of her young daughter. Unforgiving, her coming of age... See full summary »

Director: Ali Biko Kamanda | Stars: Abdul Mansaray, Balu Fofanah, Hawa Mansaray, Manteneh Marah

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

Good Bye FD

118 min | Drama | Pre-production

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Director: Fd Wuriee | Stars: O.C. Ukeje, Mbong Amata, Henry Adofo, Gardiner James Timothy

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Empty Handed: A Refugee Story (2017)


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 17

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

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

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

For the Passion of Mankind (2016)

8 min | Short, Biography

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Director: Michael Duff | Star: James Hamilton

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

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

Sierra Leone's Disgruntled Youths (2018 TV Movie)

Documentary | Completed

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

Director: Chester Yang

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

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

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