Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars


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music gave them hope

courage led them home


Sierra Leone’s Refugee all Stars is a feature-length documentary that tells the uplifting story of a group of six Sierra Leonean musicians who came together to form a band while living as refugees in the Republic of Guinea.

A brutal civil war (1991-2002) forced them from their homes in Sierra Leone. Through music they find a place of refuge, a sense of purpose and a source of power. The film follows the band over the course of three years as they make the difficult decision to return to their war-torn country and realize their dream of recording an album of their original music.

Produced and Directed by
Banker White and Zach Niles

Musical Director
Chris Velan

Directors of Photography
Andy Mitchel
Chris Jenkins
Banker White

Jim Bruce
Banker White

documentary (78 min) © 2006