Liberia is struggling to recover from 14 years of civil war. In the capital Monrovia, many people can’t afford the price of a daily newspaper. They rely on The Daily Talk – a chalkboard news bulletin – to keep them informed
This film tells the stories of ex-child soldier, Michael; Nathan, a trainee preacher; shoemaker Larry, who has millionaire ambitions; and Kormassa, a single mother – all of whom depend upon one-man news agency Alfred J Sirleaf – proprietor, managing Director, editor and chief correspondent of Africa’s premier handwritten news daily.
Press and awards
- Winner Sheffield Doc/Fest-WorldView prize
- Broadcast on Al Jazeera International’s Witness documentary strand
For more information and to hear from the filmmaker, see the behind-the-scenes feature on Al Jazeera’s Witness website