This is a documentary about a journey to Sierra Leone, West Africa, seen through the eyes of Louis Buckley - a 25-year-old Jamaican English man who was born and grew up in England.
After a long desire to visit the continent of Africa and learn more about his history he inally decided to visit the country of Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is rich in natural resources, yet today it's recorded to be one of the poorest countries in the world.
The documentary has a hip hop and reggae infused soundtrack with stunning visuals of the landscape.
The Lion Mountains looks at pre-colonial Sierra Leone, the beginning of the African and European trade, slavery, resistance the 1807 Abolition Act and some of the effects of Western imperialism and colonial rule.
This screening will be followed by a question and answer session with director Louis Buckley and producer Chester Yang.
A Community Cinema screening organised by the Lifelong Learning & Community Engagement unit, Media Services, Community Action Southwark (CAS) & the Sierra Leone Community Forum - UK.