Cry Freetown

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Cry Freetown
Directed bySorious Samura
Insight News TV
Distributed byCNN International
Release date
  • February 3, 2000 (2000-02-03)
CountrySierra Leone

Cry Freetown is a 2000 documentary film directed by Sorious Samura. It is an account of the victims of the Sierra Leone Civil War and depicts the most brutal period with the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) rebels capturing the capital city (January 1999). The film also documents the Nigerian army summarily executing suspects. It was broadcast on CNN International on February 3, 2000. The film was produced with the assistance of CNN Productions, the Dutch news program 2Vandaag and Insight News Television. Awards for the film include the Emmy Award, BAFTA Award, Peabody Award and the 2001 silver award at the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Awards.[1]


  1. ^ "CRY FREETOWN" (Interview). PBS NewsHour. 25 January 2001. Retrieved 14 October 2011.

External links[edit]

  • Some of the persons interviewed by Sorious Samura in Cry Freetown (i.e. Father Giuseppe Berton and some baby soldiers) are the same interviewed, in 2012, ten years later, in the Documentary Life does not lose its value (Original title, Italian language, La vita non perde valore), by Wilma Massucco (ITA/ENG - 53' - Bluindaco Productions © 2012). Main focus of the Documentary: reintegration, led by Father Giuseppe Berton, of former child soldiers, ten years after the Sierra Leone Civil War that occurred between 1991 and 2002.
  • Cry Freetown at IMDb
  • Cry Freetown at Insight TWI (formerly Insight News TV)