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Silas: Take One Action Film Festival

Film frame of portrait of Silas

“When they tear down the trees and strip the land, they tear down our people and strip away their lives.”

In 2005, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became Africa’s first elected female head of state. Fêted as an anti-corruption champion in the West, she brought Liberians new hope after decades of civil war. For activist Silas Siakor, who had spent years exposing links between illegal logging and the previous regime’s brutal dictatorship, this optimism was sadly short lived. Evidence soon emerged that corruption and illegal logging were continuing to thrive, with multinational corporations covertly acquiring over 50% of Liberia’s forests, often forcing tribes off their ancestral lands, in a web of nepotism and corruption that went to the very heart of government.

Silas captures its protagonist’s battle to expose and crush environmental destruction, paying tribute to his commitment and to the many communities emboldened to seize back control of their lands.

BEYOND THE SCREEN
Join Take One Action after the film for inspiring conversations and opportunities for creative, effective personal action.

Screening as part of the Take One Action Film Festival – the UK’s leading global change film festival, celebrating the people and the films that are changing the world | 16-18 November, Aberdeen

Find out more at http://bit.ly/TOA_Abdn18

Details

Date:
November 17
Time:
5:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Cost:
£5.50 – £10
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Website:
http://bit.ly/TOAAb_S

Venue

Belmont Filmhouse
49 Belmont Street
Aberdeen, AB10 1JS United Kingdom

Organiser

Take One Action Film Festival
Phone:
0131 553 6335
Email:
info@takeoneaction.org.uk
Website:
www.takeoneaction.org.uk

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