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Filmmakers Zach Niles and Banker White met Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars at a refugee camp in Guinea.

Filmmakers Zach Niles and Banker White met Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars at a refugee camp in Guinea.

Produced and Directed by
Zach Niles
Banker White

Musical Director
Chris Velan

Edited by
Jim Bruce

Cinematographers
Chris Jenkins
Andrew Mitchell

Additional Camera
Mattito Watson

Executive Producers
Steve Bing
Shelley Lazar
Ice Cube
Matt Alvarez

Co-Producers
Jim Bruce
Alphonse Munyaneza

Cast
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Reuben M. Koroma
Franco John Langba
Abdul Rahim Kamara
Grace Efuah Ampomah
Alhadji Jeffrey Kamara - "Black Nature"
Mohammed Bangura

The Emperors Band
Ashade Pearce
Mustapha Massaqoi - "Nico"
Idrissa Bangura - "Malam"

Additional Cast
Idrissa Conteh
Sam Jones
Tonya Mussa

Production Assistance
Lynn 'Ngugi
Rosaline Idowu
Liz Pender
Magriet Veenma
Yaya Camara
Idrissa Conteh

Supervising Sound Editors
Dustin Cawood
E.J. Holowicki

Sound Re-recording Mixer
Juan Peralta
Dan Olmstead

Dialogue Editors
Dustin Cawood
E. Larry Oatfield

Sound Effects Editor
Dustin Cawood

Additional Score
Josh Winget

Music Re-recording Mixer
E.J. Holowicki

Additional Music Pre-mix
Michael Romanowski

Post-production Sound Services
Skywalker Sound

On-line Editor
Chris Johnstone

Graphic Design
Jim Schaaf

Additional Graphics Work
Charles Mathey

Filmmakers' Website
Bela Spoher
Protrigga Designs

Poster Design
Steve Stanard

Creative Consultants
Patrick Kennedy
Ivan Landau
Tucker Malarckey
Gail Silva

Consulting Editor
Yasha Aginsky

Publicity
David Magdael & Associates

Legal Services
James Sammataro
Law Offices of Akerman Senterfitt

Grant Writing
Kristine Bell
Brett Matthews

Accounting Services
Chris Cabaluna

On-line Editing Facility
PlasterCITY Digital Post
Otto Arsenault
Steve Beres
Michael Cioni

Color Correction
Post Logic Studios

Colorist
Mario Barrera

Music by
Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Chris Velan

Studio Music Recorded at
Island Studio
Freetown, Sierra Leone

Recording Engineer
Sam Jones

Studio Music Mixed at
Planet Studios
Montreal, Canada

Studio Music Producer
Chris Velan

Production Engineer
Daniel Cinelli

Assistant Engineer
Ghislain Brind'Amour

Special Thanks
The White Family
The Niles Family
The Cushing Family
Celine Germaine
Alia Ali
The UNHCR offices in Guinea and Sierra Leone
Save The Children — Guinea

Songs
"Weapon Conflict"
Written by: Reuben M. Koroma
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Sweet Salone Music (BMI) Administered by: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.

"Living Like a Refugee"
Written by: Reuben M. Koroma
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Sweet Salone Music (BMI) Administered by: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.

"Ankala"
Written by: Francis John Langba
Performed by: Francis John Langba
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./ John Francis Langba's BMI Publishing Designee (BMI)
Administered by: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.

"Remember Me"
Written by: Richard Siluma
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Music of Windswept - (ASCAP)

"Soda Soap"
Written by: Reuben M. Koroma
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Sweet Salone Music (BMI) Administered by: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.

"Stories"
Written & Performed by: Alpha Keita
Copyright Control

"Ma Fo Ya"
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Sweet Salone Music (BMI) Administered by: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.

"Ana Na Ming"
Written and Performed by: Salif Keita
With permission: EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)

"Refugee Rolling"
Written by: Reuben M. Koroma
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Sweet Salone Music (BMI) Administered by: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.

"I'm Not a Fool"
Written by: Ashade Pearce
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Lion Mountain Music (BMI) Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp

"To the Beach"
Written and Performed by: Alpha Keita
Copyright Control

"Come Let We Mek Peace"
Written by: Reuben M. Koroma
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Sweet Salone Music (BMI) Administered by: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.

"Akera Ka Abonshor"
Written by: Reuben M. Koroma
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Sweet Salone Music (BMI) Administered by: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.

"Monkey Work"
Written by: Reuben M. Koroma
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Sweet Salone Music (BMI) Administered by: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.

"Ya Digba"
Written by: Reuben M. Koroma
Performed by: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
With permission: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp./Sweet Salone Music (BMI) Administered by: Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp.

Archival Footage Provided Courtesy of
Insight News TV
ITN Archive
BBC Worldwide

Fiscal Sponsor
The Film Arts Foundation

Major Production Funding Provided by
The Sundance Institute Documentary Fund
The Velan Family
Keith Richards
Pacific Pioneer Fund
Mary Raiser
LEF Foundation
Larry Niles
Patsy Cushing
Angelina Jolie
Nu Lambda Trust
Darian and Rick Swig
Richard and Janet Bruce
The Taylor Family Foundation
Lloyd and Susan Taylor
The Rex Foundation
Shelley Germaine
Sir Paul McCartney
and others

This program was produced by SodaSoap Productions, LLC which is solely responsible for its content.

© 2007 SodaSoap Productions, LLC





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