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Dicing with Death: Sierra Leone: The Urge to Live

In this acclaimed series, we journey on some of the world’s most dangerous routes and explore the lengths people go to in order to change their destinies.

In Sierra Leone, nothing stands in the way when it comes to making a living. Theo is a sand pillager, extracting sand from the beach that has now totally disappeared. He is aware of the damage he is causing, but he has no other choice. For him it’s the price you have to pay to survive. Vandi runs a transport business. He is trying his best to return one of his trucks to the garage, which is badly damaged, but is still running. The 130 km track isn’t going to do him any favours and he has thirty-five hours of hell ahead of him. After twelve years of war, the whole country needs rebuilding, but there is no money. Fatimata and her seven children live in a ramshackle house. The whole family work together in the stone quarry.

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PRODUCTION INFO

  • Year: 2017
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Production: Tony Comiti Productions
  • Director: S√ČBASTIAN PEREZ PEZZANI & GUILLAUME LHOTELLIER
  • Available Versions: ENG, FRA
  • Country of production: France

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