The gist… Monrovia, 1990: An aggressive civil war has escalated, threatening many lives, including a group of native Liberian missionaries and their leader. Now they must be willing to give up all that they have, to make a desperate cross-country trip to Freetown, Sierra Leone, with little chance of survival, in order to protect one of their own.
Described as an action-thriller, and based on a real-life story of missionaries in 1990 Liberia and their dangerous journey to escape the civil war-torn region, “Freetown” is directed by Garrett Batty, and, as I only just learned, was actually released in a limited theatrical run last week, so check your local listing to find out if it’s playing in a theater near you (visit the film’s website for more).
The film stars Henry Adofo, Michael Attram, Phillip Michael, Bright Dodoo, Clement Amegayie, Alphonse Menyo, Great Ejiro, Nuong Faalong, Bill Myers and Godwin Namboh.
The screenplay was written by Melissa Leilani Larson and director Batty.
Adam Abel and Batty are producers.