xSierra Leone's Refugee All Stars DVD (Public Viewing Edition)
- One chaptered DVD of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (80 mins)
- The license includes an unlimited public performance license for a single venue. This version may not be screened in a commercial theater and an admission fee may not be charged.
- Discussion guide.
- Screening kit with poster artwork, stills, etc
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars is a feature-length documentary that 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.
We are very excited to announce that this multi-award-winning documentary is now available for the educational market.The film was nominated by the International Documentary Association (IDA) for best feature in 2006, won grand jury awards at AFI fest, Full Frame Film Festival and Human Rights Watch film festival and Audience Awards at SXSW and Miami International Film Festival. The film was broadcast on POV in North America, HBO Latin America and NHK in Japan.
What People Are Saying
"As harrowing at these tales may be, the music buoying them is uplifting" - The New York Timeswww.refugeeallstars.org
" Bursts off the screen with the same brilliance and intensity that the band does onstage" - Austin Chronicle
"It's as easy to fall in love with these guys as it was the Buena Vista Social Club" - Newsweek