It has been a pleasure getting to know the filmmakers selected for this tour. They are an ambitious and accomplished bunch. Sara Terry started off as a reporter then photojournalist working in conflict and post-conflict settings, and it was this work that actually led to her partnership with Catalyst for Peace and eventually resulted in her incredible film Fambul Tok. It’s a complicated and moving story of healing, following a series of grassroots community reconciliation efforts taking place in Sierra Leone.
Check out the film’s trailer here:
During our conversation, Sara’s energy and focus blew me away. She has traveled all over the world and engaged with post-conflict issues on every possible level. And as if she didn’t have enough to do with the photography, filmmaking, and writing, she also founded and runs The Aftermath Project. In the podcast interview, we discussed her career path, her thoughts on making a film like this for Western audiences, the experience of filming in such tense situations.
Podcast music: Finding the Balance by Keven MacLeod at incomptech.com