February 6: Sierra Leone and Portland Filmmakers
We speak with local creators of two documentaries about Sierra Leone: Diamonds, Guns and Rice, and Moving to the Beat. Jan Haaken talks about Diamonds, Guns and Rice, which focuses on women’s perspectives on war and the peace process in Sierra Leone. She also is one of the Producers of Moving to the Beat. We’ll talk with Abdul Fofana, Moving to the Beat director, local videographer PC Perry and members of the Portland hip hop group, Rebel Soulz about hip hop, war, identity and their experiences making this film.