SENAVA - Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery Film

by Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV
SENAVA - Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery Film
SENAVA - Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery Film
SENAVA - Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery Film
SENAVA - Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery Film
SENAVA - Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery Film
SENAVA - Sierra Leone Mudslide Recovery Film

Project Report | Jun 21, 2019

By Arthur Pratt | SENEVA Director

Hello GlobalGiving community,

We wanted to write and express our deep grattitude for the support you have given us so far. This is going to be our last progress report on GlobalGiving though and we want to tell you about what we have planned for the SENEVA project.

We have been working with athe Mudslide Affected Persons Organization to organize a community theater performance based on their experience duting and just after the tragic event that killed over 1,000 people in Sierra Leone. The performances both commemorate the incident and to draw the attention of affected communities to the dangers of living in areas prone to future flood related dissasters. In line with this effort the WeOwnTV Freetown Media Centre has also been producing and distributing short video messages to build awareness during the rainy reason. 

Freetown and its immediate surrounding used to be a densely forested area home to a huge number of primates and birds. The 12 year civil war saw the influx of refugees from all over the country and the many of these hillside areas have been deforrsted and are now populated in vulnerable areas. This human activity and increased heavy rains have made this a dangerous situation.

The documentary film is now in post production. While w will continue to be engaged with community education work we very much look forward to sharing the film with the world in 2020. The film shows us an African nation confronting compounding issues brought about by poverty and the disastrous effect of climate change. The film chronicles the events of a tragic mudslide on August 14th, 2017 that took the lives of more than 1,000  Sierra Leoneans and incorperates the contributions of community theater work that has been playing an importnat role in how people are coping with this tragedy. The documentary also shows us a unique and inspiring brand of African environmentalism that may bring about a much needed change.

Again, thank you to our community on GlobalGiving for your continued support.

With Grattitude,

Arthur Pratt

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Mirabel Pictures / WeOwnTV

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @WeOwnTV
Project Leader:
Banker White
San Francisco , CA United States

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