Dir. Edward Lawrenson - made with Killian Doherty - 30min - 2018 - UK, Ireland - Languages: English, Mano - Subtitles available: English, French.
An architect and filmmaker from Europe visit Yekepa, a town in the remote highlands of Liberia, once a thriving mining community, now decaying and desolate: a concrete ruin in the West African bush. Exploring Yekepa, these researchers discover through its buildings a story of the promise of prosperity and forgotten injustices. A film about architecture, about the remnants of colonialism, and the spiritual cost of industrial mining.
“unearths some of the material strata and spectral traces still present in the manufactured landscapes and architectures of the recent past” Sight & Sound http://ow.ly/xUQw50Dygsg
“a rare achievement” – Africa is a Country http://ow.ly/uPgM50Dygl7