"Who Represents The Innocents?"

Sorious Samura almost lost his heart in Liberia. After he was detained in 2000 on bogus espionage charges by soldiers loyal to then President Charles Taylor, they threatened to cut it out and eat it. "And they would do it," says Samura, an acclaimed Sierra Leonean documentary filmmaker now living in London. "I thought I'd be history by now." Instead, international pressure won the release of Samura and three colleagues after they'd spent a week in a Monrovia prison.

Samura, 41, repeatedly risks his life to document the suffering of his fellow Africans. His debut, Out of Africa...

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