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Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars

  • Release Date: Oct 20, 2005
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  • Runtime: 1 hr. 18 min.
  • Genres: Documentary
  • Director:Banker White, Zach Niles

Synopsis

Compared frequently to Wim Wenders's Buena Vista Social Club (1998), the thoughtful and heartfelt documentary Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars (2005) combines the musical elements of that earlier work with a distinctly uplifting and optimistic sociopolitical undercurrent. The story begins in the early '90s with the eruption of the civil war that plagued the beleaguered West African nation of Sierra Leone -- displacing thousands in its wake. Among the dispossessed came six young indigenous musicians who...more

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