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Sembène Film Festival: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (Sierra Leone)

Jun 12, 2018 - Jun 12, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
City of Asylum
40 W. North Ave
Pittsburgh, Pa 15212

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.

 

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