The stories of these migrants are portrayed in the movie Fire at Sea, one of several movies being shown during this year’s EuroLiberian Film Festival. The documentary juxtaposes the migrants’ dangerous journey against a background of the ordinary lives of residents on the Italian island, Lampedusa, where many of these migrants first land on European soil.
Liberia (and the sub-region in general) is not devoid of good film and video producers. If only we can work together to demand more, support more, and expect more of ourselves cooperatively.
A documentary on land issues in Liberia, titled “The Land Beneath Our Feet,” is expected to be launched locally over the next couple of days.
A group of young people under the banner of Lo-Faces, alternatively known as the Faces of Lofa, have embarked on the production of new Liberian movies in the county.
In what was an otherwise smooth launch of businessman Benoni Urey’s new All Liberian Party, jostling and pushing in the crowd led to several attendees being injured, including the Liberian movie star Samaguan.
The Accountability Lab in Liberia has nominated five finalists for its 2015 Integrity Idol award, as part of its campaign to recognize public servants who exhibit integrity and accountability.
The Liberia Film Institute, in collaboration with the Accountability Lab, has screened a new set of films produced by students of its film school.
This week on LTEN TV’s “A Lone Star Rises”, the artists competed in a 3rd challenge – Ride the Beat. If you want to be a musician, you also have to have rhythm. The artists were given a beat and a theme to come up with a song that represents their unique style. They paired up to ride the beat.