Freetown Media Centre: A Space to Gather, Learn and Express Yourself
In 2009 we opened the doors to the Freetown Media Centre together with Sierra Leonean media makers Arthur V. A. Pratt and Lansana ‘Barmmy Boy’ Mansaray. The brick and mortar media centre is headquartered in Freetown, Sierra Leone and houses one of the most respected professional filmmaking collectives in the region. Our continued work with the Media Centre supports filmmakers, musicians, artists and journalists through media education, mentorship, and direct grants.
Through this partnership we also launched the WeOwnTV Filmmaker Fellowship, a regional film fund and professional development program supporting the production of independent documentaries directed by Ghanian, Guinean, Liberian and Sierra Leonean filmmakers.
“ I didn’t expect my life to change like this. Anybody who watches what I have done will say this child has set a history of her life.”
— Fatmata Mansaray