Silas

Anjali Nayar and Hawa EssumanCanada / South Africa / Kenya80 minutes2017PGColourEnglish Liberian English

View Silas during the Silas event.

When the rights to one-third of Liberia’s land are signed away to multinational corporations, activist Silas Siakor and a network of dedicated citizen reporters respond with swift action. Armed with mobile phone cameras, Silas and his team travel from village to village, working with local communities to document the government-approved pillaging of Liberia’s natural resources that wreaks havoc on the environment and impoverishes families. As the battle for accountability gains momentum, rural communities unite to protect their land and their future. Silas celebrates the true power of individuals to fight the immense power of money and politics.