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About Sorious Samura

Sorious Samura is a documentary film-maker.

Articles by Sorious Samura

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Francesc Badia i Dalmases is Editor and Director of democraciaAbierta.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

My America

The Sierre Leonean filmmaker Sorious Samura wrote a letter to Jesse Jackson for openDemocracy’s My America: Letters to Americans series. This is its first publication.

Re-presenting Africa: an interview with Sorious Samura

How do you tell African stories that engage a world audience? The pioneering African news journalist Sorious Samura – a streetwise sophisticate – talks to Caspar Henderson and Caspar Melville of about war, famine, Africa and reality TV.

My American dream

This Sierra Leonean filmmaker was saved from prison and torture in Liberia by Americans. But when he worked in Sudan, Somalia and Afghanistan, American good intentions appeared in a different light. Can democracy’s ‘big daddy’ learn from its mistakes?

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