Great Britain, 2011, 28 min
A decade since Sierra Leone's devastating civil war, from the ashes rises a new dawn of creativity in audio-visual media. Inspired by Jean Rouch's ‘shared anthropology’ and ‘ethno-fiction’, Shooting Freetown follows three people forging their way in film and music in the nation's capital, facing the constant struggles with vision and resourcefulness. By incorporating collaborative video projects, their stories give a fresh image of post-war Freetown - presented to the world through their own lens.
Kieran studied visual anthropology (ethnographic film) MA at Manchester University, carrying out his fieldwork in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Production: Granada centre for Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester
Language of dialogues: English, Krio Language
Language of subtitles: English, Czech