Leh Wi Tok Film
is a documentary about journalist Andrew Kromah and his efforts to grow an independent network of community-based radio stations in his home country of Sierra Leone. Amidst flagrant and persistent political harassment, financial and technical woes, Andrew literally puts his life on the line to bring information to his listeners and offer a platform to disparate and often unheard voices.
The film has won several film festival awards including; “Best Documentary Short” at the 2011 Cincinnati Film Festival, “Best Social Awareness Documentary” at the 2011 Chagrin Falls Documentary Film Festival, “Deffie Award for Best Short Documentary” 2012 HDFEST, “Cultural Spirit Award” 2012 New Hope Film Festival and “Grand Prize / Providence Film Festival Award” Rhode Island International Film Festival. The film was recently acquired by the Al Jazzera Network for it’s international series “Witness”.
Produced and directed by John Lavall and shot by cinematographer, Tim Metzger, whose most recent documentary “Sun Come Up” was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award. Some other crew members include; Kate Kelley, who worked on the film as a still photographer and worked along side Tim Metzger providing additional photography. Mary Copp was a producer on the film. The major underwriter was The Foundation for West Africa, a Rhode Island-based nonprofit.
Directed by: John Lavall