Freetown, Sierra Leone

Ten minute drive through Freetown…

And a twenty minute walk on a recent Sunday…

In the 1990s Sierra Leone was engulfed in a civil war that killed 75,000 people. At least in part it was because Sierra Leone is rich with diamonds. Two movies show stories around this war, one is Blood Diamond (2006) starring Leonardo DiCaprio and the other is called “Freetown”, which is actually a story about a civil war in neighboring Liberia that was happening about the same time. The movies about a group of native Liberian missionaries making a desperate cross-country trip to save one of their own. They end up in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Entire movie “Freetown” is available on YouTube.


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