||Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman, Steven Markovitz
||Steven Markovitz & Anjali Nayar
||Ink & Pepper, Big World Cinema, Appian Way
||Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Edward Zwick, Jonathan Stack
|In association with
|With the participation of
||Blue Ice Docs
||Joelle Alexis & Iikka Vehkalahti
||Joan Poggio & Anjali Nayar
||Brendan Canning & Ohad Benchetrit
||Steven Silver Neil Tabatznik & Robin Smith
||Andrew MacCormack & Roderick Deogrades
||Canada, South Africa, Kenya
With a focus on Liberia, SILAS
is a global tale that warns of the power of politics and celebrates the power of individuals to fight back. One man’s battle gains momentum and emboldens communities to rise up and seize control of their lands and protect their environment.
has been working with the environmental networks featured in this project for over six years. Anjali has a Masters in Environmental Management from Oxford University, a Masters in Remote Sensing for the environment and a Masters in Documentary Journalism from Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism. Anjali’s has been working in multi-platform media (transmedia) since 2006. Her most recent documentary feature film, Gun Runners,
premiered at Hot Docs in 2016.
worked on TV commercials and documentaries before directing the Kenyan TV drama series Makutano Junction
. Soul Boy
(2010), Hawa’s most recent feature film, has screened at over 40 film festivals around the world and received five nominations at the 2011 African Academy Awards.