Empire in Africa DVD
Empire in AfricaDVD
Daring documentarian Philippe Diaz (2001's "New World Order: Somewhere in Africa") looks at the devastating human toll of the 1991 revolution in Sierra Leone, particularly the involvement of Western nations. Originally started to free the nation from an oppressive, corporate-run regime, the revolution triggered an international reaction leading to wholesale bombings, executions, torture, rigged elections and manipulative journalistic coverage. Narrated by rock giant Richie Havens, the film exposes the battle to return corruption and exploitation to the land.