Film Screening: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

When: Tuesday 16th June 2015 at 7pm
Where: IRC and MRCI Office on 37 Dame Street, Dublin 2

indexJoin us along with Bluefire for a free screening of this excellent documentary, some food and chats and perhaps a performance from some of the Bluefire Gang!

BlueFire aims to encourage social integration through artistic events. Their vision is to help bolster the interaction, experience, employment potential and integration opportunities of young people around Dublin through the media of arts and culture.

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars are a band of six Sierra Leonean musicians who have been living in Guinea. Many of their family and friends were murdered in the violence, leaving them with physical and emotional scars that may never heal. Despite the unimaginable horrors of civil war, they were saved through their music. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars chronicles the band over three years, from Guinean refugee camps back to war-ravaged Sierra Leone, where they realize the dream of recording their first studio album. And so begins a musical phenomenon that is making the world hear the voices of West Africa’s refugees while drawing the accolades of musical superstars Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Ice Cube (one of the executive producers of the film), and Joe Perry.