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 legacy and his ‘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 Hanson, born in Preston U.K., recently attained his master’s degree in Visual Anthropology from the Granada Centre, University of Manchester. He currently lives in Manchester working as a filmmaker and planning his next film project.