Liberia '77

Documentary
English

Imagine life with no photos. No smiling faces. No family snapshots. No record of your past. When Canadian brothers Jeff and Andrew Topham returned to Liberia, the West African country of their childhood, they found a nation whose photographic legacy was destroyed by war.

They were there to re-shoot their father’s photos from the 70s. Suddenly, though, the tattered envelope of family photos they carried around took on a significance they never could have imagined. Liberia ’77 shows how – despite time, war, distance and culture – photography connects us all.

Cast/Participants: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Jefferson Morris, Andrew Topham, Jeff Topham, John Topham

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