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hazel chandler

Synopsis

Kimmie is a weird kind of road movie that follows the journey of Liberian childs rights activist, Kimmie Weeks as he returns home from exile for the first time in 6 years. It is a very personal journey set against the backdrop of two countries pulling themselves out of war, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Kimmie was just 10 when war broke out in Liberia. He and his mother spent 6 months in a camp without food or medicines where hundreds died and Kimmie was almost one of them. It was this experience that led him to commit his life to fighting for children and, only a child himself, he spent the next 7 years campaigning. When he was 17 he wrote a paper exposing the government's use of children as soldiers; his life was threatened and he fled the country. He was given asylum in the USA where he had been for 6 years when Charles Taylor was forced into exile and Kimmie could return home.

This was to be a trip looking at the issues surrounding war affected children but it was much more than that. A very likeable 23 year old takes on chaos, hope, old friends, presidents and his own demons to find peace- always with humour.

Details

Year
2007
Type of film
Features
Running Time
89 mins
Format
DigiBeta
Director
Hazel Chandler 1st Feature
Producer
Hazel Chandler
Editor
John Veal
Director of Photography
Adam Jeppesen
Music
The Furious

Production Company

Wilderness Productions Ltd
68a Chestnut Road
London SE27 9LE
UK

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