Expected to Attend: Director Anjali Nayar

US PREMIERE Liberian activist Silas Siakor is a tireless crusader against illegal logging. He’s watched multinational corporations wreak havoc on the environment by enriching themselves and impoverishing Liberians. This kind of corruption has gone on for so long that it can induce fatigue. But Silas is a bracing wake-up call to the power of citizens to fight back. Filmmakers Anjali Nayar and Hawa Essuman chronicle Siakor’s work over five years as he exposes ties between loggers and politicians.




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Director: Anjali Nayar, Hawa Essuman
Producer: Steven Markovitz and Anjali Nayar
Cinematographer: Joan Poggio, Anjali Nayar
Editor: Andrew MacCormack, Roderick Deogrades
Music: Brendan Canning, Ohad Benchetrit
Running Time: 80
Language: English, Liberian English
Country: Canada, South Africa, Kenya
Year: 2017