War Don Don means war is over in Krio, the language most widely spoken in Sierra Leone. War Don Don, is also a film examining the trial of Issa Sesay, the accused leader war criminal responsible for the dismemberment of hundreds of innocent people. Filmmaker Rebecca Richman Cohen gives the audience unprecedented access to all of the involved parties, including Sesay himself as he goes through the different stages of the trial. She also commissions Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew to contribute two songs to the soundtrack (reason to see the film alone in my opinion).
War Don Don is screening at the Lincoln Center Film Society beginning this Saturday night and running through the 16th of June. It travels to Silver Spring Maryland after that, and will most likely continue to tour film festivals internationally. Find out where and when you can see the film here.