Ezra is a 2007 drama film directed by Newton I. Aduaka. It was shown at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and the 2007 Ouagadougou Panafrican Film and Television Festival where it won the Grand Prize.

Directed byNewton I. Aduaka
Written by
Screenplay byNewton Aduaka, Alain-Michel Blanc
Produced by
StarringMamoudu Turay Kamara
CinematographyCarlos Arango de Montis
Edited bySebastien Touta
Music byNicolas Baby
Distributed byCalifornia Newsreel (US)
Release date
  • January 23, 2007 (2007-01-23)
Running time
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • France
  • Nigeria
Budget€1.6 million

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Ezra, a young Sierra Leonean ex-fighter, is struggling to find his bearings and return to a normal life after the civil war that laid waste to his country. His everyday life is divided between a psychological rehabilitation centre and a national reconciliation tribunal organized under the auspices of the UNO. During the rehabilitation trial in which Ezra takes part, he has to face his sister who is accusing him of the murder of their parents. But Ezra does not remember a thing. Will Ezra admit this horror and thus be forgiven by his sister and his village community?

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References edit

  • Monder, Eric. "Ezra". Film Journal International. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  • Guerrasio, Jason (29 November 2006). "FAMILIAR FACES IN '07 SUNDANCE SLATE". Filmmaker. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  • Scheck, Frank (3 May 2008). "Ezra". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 27 January 2015.
  • Anderson, John (18 May 2007). "Review: 'Ezra'". Variety. Retrieved 27 January 2015.

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