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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.

Anjali Nayar 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.

Hawa Essuman worked on TV commercials and documentaries before directing the Kenyan TV drama series Makutano JunctionSoul 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.

DirectorsAnjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman, Steven Markovitz
Written byAnjali Nayar
ProducersSteven Markovitz & Anjali Nayar
Produced byInk & Pepper, Big World Cinema, Appian Way
Executive ProducersLeonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Edward Zwick, Jonathan Stack
In association withGabriel Films
With the participation ofBlue Ice Docs
Story ConsultantsJoelle Alexis & Iikka Vehkalahti
Executive Producer:Eric Tahitien
CinematographyJoan Poggio & Anjali Nayar
MusicBrendan Canning & Ohad Benchetrit
Co-Executive ProducersSteven Silver Neil Tabatznik & Robin Smith
Co-ProducerTamsin Ranger
Edited byAndrew MacCormack & Roderick Deogrades
Language:English,Liberian English
Country:Canada, South Africa, Kenya