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 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.
|Directors||Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman, Steven Markovitz|
|Written by||Anjali Nayar|
|Producers||Steven Markovitz & Anjali Nayar|
|Produced by||Ink & Pepper, Big World Cinema, Appian Way|
|Executive Producers||Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Davisson, Edward Zwick, Jonathan Stack|
|In association with||Gabriel Films|
|With the participation of||Blue Ice Docs|
|Story Consultants||Joelle Alexis & Iikka Vehkalahti|
|Executive Producer:||Eric Tahitien|
|Cinematography||Joan Poggio & Anjali Nayar|
|Music||Brendan Canning & Ohad Benchetrit|
|Co-Executive Producers||Steven Silver Neil Tabatznik & Robin Smith|
|Edited by||Andrew MacCormack & Roderick Deogrades|
|Country:||Canada, South Africa, Kenya|