Most films about Liberia are feature films or gritty documentaries focus almost perversely on the horrors of the civil war. Not “Out of my hand.”
The Liberian president mostly gets away with soft pedal press in the West at odds with how Liberians view her or her legacy.
Liberian journalists are measured against the ideals of Albert Porte, a muckraking mid-20th century reporter. These days they’re doing him proud.
In “Searching for Sugar Man,” Rodriguez the man feels more like an awkward prop in a story of white redemption rather than the star of his own movie.
The Danish filmmaker believes his work contains qualities missing from most conventional journalism. Especially journalism dealing with Africa