The majority of people in West Africa are between 14 and 24 years of age. What is life like for this young generation? What challenges do they face? What are their hopes? Inspired by these questions, filmmakers from Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia created four short films about young people on the move.
The ON THE MOVE project brought together eight filmmakers to develop concepts and generate screenplays during a week-long workshop. At the same time, they received training in how to run their own film workshops and teach others about the role of media in society. They had a chance to put their training to work the following week, when 24 new participants joined the project under the guidance of the eight instructors.
Following this training, the participants created two documentaries and two fictional films, which were shown on television and in pop-up cinema tours throughout Sierra Leone, Ghana, and Liberia.