PFP Film Library

Sierra Leone

Di Kombra Di Krai (Cry of a Mother), 2021

A hard hitting full length drama, based on true-life stories surrounding safe motherhood in Sierra Leone.

Synopsis: Following the journeys of Isha and Fatima, Di Kombra Di Krai is a story for every village and community in Sierra Leone and beyond, raising awareness around current day superstitions and taboos, tackling loss and tragedy, whilst providing hope and encouragement for future mothers through education and understanding.

Screenplay: Tyson Conteh, Elspeth Waldie, Santos M.A. Conteh, Chernor M. Thoronka, Juliana K. Bangura
Producers: Future View Media Centre, Purple Field Productions
Executive Director: Rick Elgood
Photography: Chernor M. Thoronka, Franklyn M’ockomoc
Sound & Audio: Santos M.A. Conteh, Abu B. Sesay, Arthur Rathbone Pullen, Sizzle Studios

MI EN YOU, ONE PEOPLE, 2018​


An inspiring educational documentary on disability in Sierra Leone.

Synopsis: Through the stories of Saidu, Foday and O.G., Mi En You, One People explores the challenges of living with disability in Sierra Leone, and the potential of these people when given equal opportunities to succeed.

Executive Producer: Elspeth Waldie
Producers: Karim Kargbo, Sam Liebmann
Director: Tyson Conteh
Camera Operator: Justice Thoronka
Sound: Santos Conteh
Editor: Tyson Conteh
Assistant Editor: Justice Thoronka
Colour: Sam Liebmann

CASSAVA E DON WIN (Cassava is a Winner), 2017

Cassava E Don Win is aimed at community farmers in Sierra Leone, helping them understand new methods developed by other farmers and Sierra Leone Agriculture NGOs.

Synopsis: This short documentary also looks at new methods of food production enabling farmers to sell more at market and store in more efficient ways in order to achieve long term sustainability.

Producers: Elspeth Waldie, Sam Liebmann
Editor: Usman Kargbo
Directors: Sam Liebmann, Tyson Conteh

Less Cared For, 2015


A short film focussing on girls education in Sierra Leone.

Executive Producers: Elspeth Waldie, Sam Liebmann
Producers: Aleksha Kaddie Turay, Alhaji Nangura, Karim Kargbo
Director: Tyson Conteh

SUPPORT WI AND WE GO BI (Support Us and We Will Be), 2013

Made in association with StreetInvest and Streechild Sierra Leone.

Synopsis: A film made for the people of Sierra Leone – especially young people who find themselves living and working on the streets in order to survive. It is estimated there are over 50,000 of them.

Five members of Sierra Leone society come together to find out about the lives of these children and ask whether their perceptions are correct, with some surprising results.

Executive Producers: Duncan Ross, Elspeth Waldie
Producer: Elspeth Waldie
Director: Sam Liebmann
Editor: Ronit Meranda
Sound: Tim Bamber
Camera Operators: Sam Liebmann, Tyson Conteh
Partners: StreetInvest

Malawi

CHOSADZIWIKA (The Unknown), 2019

An uplifting drama which aims to raise awareness and tackle the stigma surrounding cerebral palsy in Malawi.

Synopsis: How do you overcome the fear and superstition that surrounds you? Grace has cerebral palsy and when her father passes away she is sent to live with an aunt in another village where some people believe she has a curse.
Can she show them the truth, and will it ever be possible to win acceptance from those around her?

Screenplay: Elspeth Waldie
Producer: Elspeth Waldie
Assistant producer: George Salt
Director: Aggie Nyagari
Editor: Nekane Requejo de Ozamiz
Cinematography: Emil Charlaff
Partner: Cerebral Palsy Africa

MBEU YOSINTHA (Seeds of Change), 2014

A powerful drama providing a deep insight into rural life in Malawi, made in association with YONECO (Youthnet & Counselling) in Zomba, Malawi.

Synopsis: Before his life comes to an end, Chief Nkhoma has a dream – to see his village happy, well fed and successful. He knows he has to introduce important changes to his village in order to achieve these ambitions.


Screen
play: Jonathan Mbuna and Colin Stevens
Cinematography: Nick Oakley
Sound: Tim Bamber
Editor: Ronit Meranda
Producers: Charles Banda and Colin Stevens
Executive Producers: MacBain Mkandiwire and Elspeth Waldie
Partner: Yoneco

ULIMI MCHUMA CHATHU (Farming Our Wealth), 2012

Made in association with Total LandCare, a Malawian NGO.

Synopsis: The desperate levels of poverty and hunger amongst rural communities can partly be attributed to climate change creating water shortages but also to the difficulties of growing enough food from the impoverished soil. These three short conservation agriculture films offer an inspiring vision for Malawian farmers to help improve their livelihoods and to secure their children’s future.

Screenplay: Elspeth Waldie
Director and Editor: Colin Stevens
Producer: Elspeth Waldie
Camera, Sound and Assistant Editor: Olivia Prutz
Partner: Total Land Care

MAWA LANGA (MY TOMORROW), 2010

Made in association with Temwa and YONECO, a full length drama for young people in Malawi, tackling the issues of social stigma and protection from HIV AIDS, starring Malawian primary school children. 

Synopsis:  The dreams of Tobias and Effie are threatened, and Effie is in very real danger. Can the two children overcome the challenges that confront them?

Screenplay: Elspeth Waldie and Jonathan Mbuna
Producer: Elspeth Waldie
Director and Editor: Colin Stevens
Cinematography and Assistant Producer: Mocho Aldamiz
Sound: Fraser McFadyen
Partners: Temwa, Yoneco

BANTHU NGATI ISE (PEOPLE LIKE US), 2007

Made in association with Temwa – a short educational documentary about HIV and AIDs – the first of its kind in local Tumbuka language.

Synopsis: People Like Us is designed to fit in with the local culture and to be taken round the villages. It is hoped that with the message it conveys will increase understanding about HIV and AIDS, encourage people to get tested, and reduce the stigma that sufferers experience.

Director: Martin Coyne, Elspeth Waldie
Editor: Martin Coyne
Producer: Elspeth Waldie
Partner: Temwa

Kenya

LISILOJULIKANA (The Unknown), 2016

An uplifting, award-winning film for individuals and families living with cerebral palsy in Kenya.

Synopsis: Purple Field Productions presents this drama, made in association with Kenyan partners, using local people as actors and advisors. It reflects the reality that many people with cerebral palsy face in daily life. Grace arrives at her aunties house to be confronted by suspicion, fear and hostility. Will she be able to overcome the prejudice and find a place in the local community?

Screenplay: Elspeth Waldie
Producer: Elspeth Waldie
Assistant Producer: George Salt
Director: Aggie Nyagari
Editor: Nekane Requejo de Ozamiz
Photography: Emil Charlaff
Partner: Cerebral Palsy Africa

Senegal

Trees and Stoves, 2014

Originally filmed in Malawi, an episode from Farming Our Wealth has been dubbed for audiences in Senegal. The desperate levels of poverty and hunger amongst rural communities can partly be attributed to climate change creating water shortages but also to the difficulties of growing enough food from the impoverished soil.

Executive Producer: Elspeth Waldie
UK Producer: Paul Smethurst
Senegal Producer: Tabitha Price
Director and Editor: Chloe White
Camera Operator: Kankou Sene

Change With The Climate, 2014

Originally filmed in Uganda, Change With The Climate has been dubbed for audiences in Senegal who are experiencing similar issues relating to climate change and its impact on its local farmers.

 

Executive Producer: Elspeth Waldie
UK Producer: Paul Smethurst
Senegal Producer: Tabitha Price
Editor: Chloe White
Camera Operator: Kankou Sene

Uganda

DUHINDUKANE N’IBIHE (Change With The Climate), 2012

Made in association with The Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS).

Synopsis: This film is designed specifically for screening in Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda and has been produced in Kinyarwanda. It includes case studies from the local communities together with practical solutions to the problems that local people face.
Change With The Climate provides real hope in the face of climate change and enables farmers to share their ideas and enthusiasm over a wide area.

Producer: Elspeth Waldie
Film Crew: Mark Rimmer and Sam Woolf
Editor: Same Woolf
Director: Mark Rimmer
Partner: Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS)

Ghana

THE TIME IS NOW, 2010

Made in association with Cerebral Palsy Africa (CPA) – an advocacy documentary on behalf of children with cerebral palsy.

Synopsis: A moving film that explores the benefits which can be derived from physiotherapy for children with cerebral palsy, and which opens our eyes to the desperate need for an increase in these services within Ghana.

Executive Producers: Archie Hinchcliffe, Elspeth Waldie
Assistant Producer: Chad Williams
Camera and Sound: Ilinca Calugareanu
Editor: Chad Williams
Director: Elspeth Waldie
Partner: Cerebral Palsy Africa 

Cambodia

ENCOURAGE AND I CAN, 2010

Made in association with Epic Arts. Khymer sign language is used to make the film accessible to those who are deaf as well as those with other disabilities.

Synopsis: The percentage of Cambodians who have some form of disability ranks amongst the highest in the world, and disabled people in Cambodia are all too often surrounded by a fear and prejudice.
Chakriya is a determined young wheelchair user who longs for a fulfilling life. Her dreams start to become reality when she meets two talented, disabled dancers.

Producer/Director: Elspeth Waldie
Editor: Sam Liebmann
Camera/Sound: Mark Jones
Partner: Epic Arts

Bangladesh

Steps, NO! Ramps, YES!, 2009

Made in association with the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP).

Synopsis: This short documentary is intended to give voice to the people of Bangladesh and, in particular, to express their concerns and frustrations regarding the lack of access for wheelchair-users.

Director: Alex Richardson
Assistant Director: Minu Aktar
Producer: Elspeth Waldie
Camera/Sound: Sabiha Selina, Sharmin Farzana, Riazul Islam
Partner: Centre for rehabilitation of the paralysed (CRP)

RADIO BHAI, 2006

Made in association with the Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP).

Synopsis: A two-hour feature film designed to combat the fear and superstition surrounding disability in Bangladesh.

Screenplay: Elspeth Waldie
Director: David Brookfield
Sound: Loz Evans
Camera Operators: Mark Rimmer, Lars Skageberg
Editors: Jibunessa Abdullah, Loz Evans
Partner: Centre for rehabilitation of the paralysed (CRP)

Rwanda

FACING FORWARD, 2007

Made in association with the Rwandan Youth Information Community Organisation (rYico).

Synopsis: Facing Forward is a short documentary supporting the peace initiatives of the Rwandan people in re-building their country after the tragic and long lasting effects of the 1994 Genocide.

Editor: David Mowbray
Producer: Elspeth Waldie
Film/Director: David Mowbray, Elspeth Waldie

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