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"Three roars for Pride of Lions for showing the world the gritty determination and rugged resilience of Sierra Leoneans at the grassroots in their inspirational struggle to restore normal life after the inhumane atrocities and traumas of their devastating civil war by reviving health, education, and agriculture with the help of committed Americans."

- Former Ambassador to Sierra Leone and Warburg Scholar, Thomas N. Hull

"For once, we get to see African people as agents of their own destiny. Beyond being another documentary about war, Pride of Lions leaves you inspired by the possibilities for peace when a people reject violence and take up shared responsibilities to re-build their communities." See full review
- by Lydia Howell TC DAILY PLANET

Our Mission for the Film

To give the people of Sierra Leone a voice that will be heard; ignite discussion on the needs of the people and their country; inspire individuals and their communities to work together to build a sustainable future for Sierra Leone.


Sierra Leone is a small country in West Africa the size of South Carolina. It has endured an 11-year civil war ending in 2002 that devastated the country and its people.

Pride of Lions is a feature documentary film dedicated to the people of Sierra Leone. We thank the survivors of the war for their courage to tell their stories of escape, what they believe caused the war, and their hopes and dreams moving forward.

There has been political corruption in Sierra Leone in the past, but that's changing. Now, under the leadership of President Ernest Bai Koroma, the focus for most Sierra Leoneans is rebuilding their country in a sustainable way.

Witnessing the Sierra Leoneans ability to overcome inconceivable human atrocities and reclaim their legacy is inspirational, and for some of us, life-changing.

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To learn more about the nonprofit featured in our film visit Global Action Foundation.

Recent News


When: Friday, April 30th at 6:00 pm
Where: Engineers Without Borders
Lehigh University
Asa Packer Campus
Packard Auditorium
Rm 101
19 Memorial Drive W
Bethlehem, PA 18015
Speakers: Dr. Bailor Barrie, featured in Pride of Lions
Admission: Free and open to the public. Donations welcomed to assist Engineers Without Borders USA in rebuilding the Centennial Secondary School in Mattru Jong, Sierra Leone

World Bank in Washington DC
African Film Series
April 29th, 2010
Time: 12:00pm
Building J
Speakers:Dr. Bailor Barrie, featured in Pride of Lions

Walker Art Center in Minneapolis
International Women with Vision Festival
Premier of  Pride of Lions 52-minute version
March 20th at 3:00 p.m.
Walker Art Center 
1750 Hennepin Ave. 
Minneapolis, MN 55403 
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Just Awarded...

Pride of Lions wins "Best Feature Documentary", Audience Award at Red Rock Film Festival!


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Scholar Gives a Review

A Review by Scholar
Victoria Bomba Coifman
, PhD University of Minnesota African American & African Studies.

In this important film, we meet with West African individuals who speak about crucial topics of mutual concern to them. This "grassroots" and close-up perspective is rarely projected in the information we receive...

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The Genisis of Our Story

"A few years ago I didn't know Sierra Leone was a country in Africa."

In November of 2004 I was invited by a friend to accompany her to Sierra Leone to meet her biological father for the first time. On that trip I witnessed more than I bargained for, and made a personal commitment to take action...

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John's Story
Pride of Lions