During Liberia’s 14-year civil war, 800,000 Liberians were displaced and an estimated 270,000 were killed. Thousands were sexually abused and the fabric of society was greatly undermined. Destruction to the nation’s infrastructure and economy was immense. The election of Africa’s first female president was a major milestone in Liberia’s journey from the desperation and brutality of war towards peace, prosperity and human rights for all. This documentary narrates the story of the efforts of Liberian people and institutions to drive the country from conflict to development and social justice.
The documentary has been presented in several Human Rights Film Festivals as well as at the United Nations Secretariat and at the US Congress.
Produced by: UNDP Liberia
Director: Fernando Casado Cañeque
Art Director: Mari Paz Montecinos
Director of Footage and Edition: Ramon Vila
Producer: Philippe Jochaud
Executive Producer: Vijay Parmar