In post-war Sierra Leone, independent radio helps communities to reconnect and heal
The small West African nation of Sierra Leone descended into civil war in 1991 when the rebel group Revolutionary United Front (RUF) took up arms against the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). By the time the RUF finally surrendered in 2002, at least 50,000 people had been killed – some of them child soldiers. Leh wi Tok (Let Us Talk) chronicles the extraordinary story of Andrew Jenekeh Kromah, who risked his life running a community radio station during the war, and now seeks to use his expanded network of community-based radio stations to help heal his country and hold government officials responsible. Hopeful without losing sight of the very real challenges that Sierra Leoneans still face, the film makes clear the value of a serious and independent media at a time when the reminder is sorely needed.
Director: John Lavall
Producer: Mary Copp
Website: Devlo Media