Sembène Film Festival: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (Sierra Leone)Tuesday, June 12, 2018 @ 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
(1.5 hrs. approximate run time)
Join us for a screening of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars presented by Sembène – The Film & Art Festival.
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars tells the uplifting story of a group of six Sierra Leonean musicians who came together to form a band while living as refugees in the Republic of Guinea. A brutal civil war (1991-2002) forced them from their homes in Sierra Leone. Despite the unimaginable horrors of civil war, they were saved through their music.
Through music they find a place of refuge, a sense of purpose and a source of power. The film follows the band over the course of three years as they make the difficult decision to return to their war-torn country and realize their dream of recording an album of their original music.
Sembène – The Film & Art Festival – is a group of scholars, activists and film aficionados. Our mission is to celebrate the life, showcase the work and honor the legacy of African Filmmaker Ousmane Sembene, through film and other complementary cultural events.
The Festival serves both as a vehicle and catalyst: to honor the life, work and legacy of Ousmane Sembene and to showcase film makers and other art/cultural events that speak, unflinchingly, to the important issues facing the modern African Diaspora.