When the rights to almost a quarter of Liberia’s land are signed away to multinational corporations, activist Silas Siakor and a network of dedicated citizen reporters respond with swift action. Armed with mobile phone cameras, Silas and his team travel from village to village and into the depths of the Liberian rainforest, working with local communities to document the government-approved pillaging of Liberia’s natural resources. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is keen to use the country’s many resources to build Liberia’s post-war economy and invites companies from China and the West to invest. But in rural Liberia, communities are protesting, and the battle for accountability gains momentum. Silas celebrates the true power of individuals to fight the immense power of money and politics. The film made the Official Selection at Toronto International Film Festival 2017.
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