Sierra Leone remains among the world's poorest countries. Preceding the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak, decades of economic decline and armed conflict had dramatic consequences on the local economy. The consequences of those horrors ultimately extinguished the spark of development and plunged the population into figurative and literal darkness. The lack of stable light supply is a major constraint for the development of medical work, a plight so hauntingly and elegantly captured in "The Road Bad & The Place Dark".
The footage, shot by cinematographer Miguel Angel Vinas, was obtained as part of the realities filmmakers encountered at the hospitals in the Koinadugu district in Sierra Leone. "It was a challenging project to make but it was very, very rewarding," says Miguel. "It completely change my way of working, and it changed my life!"
The documentary short screened as an official selection at Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival, and the Thin Line International Documentary Film Festival in 2022. We encourage everyone to watch this important and beautiful film.
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