Stella Vision Films in Association with The New Art Exchange
Presents a Film Screening of:
“The Lion Mountains – A Journey through Sierra Leone’s History”
Director: Louis Buckley
Date: 16th March 2012.
Venue: The New Art Exchange, Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham. NG7 6BE
Cost: £3.00 ( £2.00 concession)
Duration: 54 minutes
Followed by an informal Q and A with Yvonne Burney-Nicols from the
Sierra Leone Association based in Nottingham.
This is a documentary about a journey to Sierra Leone, West Africa, seen
through the eyes of Louis Buckley a 25-year-old Jamaican English man who
was born and grew up in England.
After a long desire to visit the continent of Africa and learn more
about his history he finally decides to visit the country of Sierra
Leone. Sierra Leone is rich in natural resources, yet today its recorded
to be one of the poorest countries in the world. Louis arrives in Sierra
Leone while it’s recovering from an 11-year civil war, which devastated
the whole country.
He heads out to discover first hand about the countries past, offering a
unique narrative and perspective. The question is what happened in the
days of the British empire and how did this country get to this point?
The documentary has a hip-hop & reggae fused soundtrack with stunning
visuals of the landscape. The Lion Mountains looks at pre-colonial
Sierra Leone, the beginning of African & European trade, slavery,
resistance, the 1807 Abolition Act & some of the effects of Western
imperialism and colonial rule.
For more information contact:
Stella Vision Films: firstname.lastname@example.org
NAE Box Office: 0115 9248630
Article by @visionstella / 13th March 2012