Hot Docs is pleased to co-present the Doc Soup and Hot Docs' hit THE REFUGEE ALL STARS (Guinea, Sierra Leone, USA; 2005; 80 min) on Saturday, November 11 at 2 pm.
In the wake of Sierra Leone's brutal decade-long civil conflict, THE REFUGEE ALL STARS tracks a spirited band of exiled musicians living in a refugee camp in Guinea who make music to entertain fellow refugees and salve the wounds of war. Driven from their homes in Freetown, the band members endure unspeakable atrocities, witnessing the murder and mutilation of family members and friends at the hands of the vicious Revolutionary United Front.
Part of the Regent Park Film Festival, running November 8-12.
All films will be screened at the Nelson Mandela Park Public School, 440 Shuter Street. Admission is FREE.