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MOVIE: Because of the War

Admission – Suggested Donation - $10


Reception following the film

Synopsis:
Because of the War, a new film produced by the Philadelphia Folklore
Project, shares the stories of four brilliant singers – mothers, refugees, immigrants,
survivors of Liberia’s civil wars – who use their music to address violence and injustice
at home and in exile. Superstar recording artists Zaye Tete, Fatu Gayflor, Marie
Nyenabo and Tokay Tomah are featured in the movie.


In Philadelphia, four Liberian women use their music to address injustice and inspire
action for social change. Survivors of Liberia’s civil wars, they are accomplished,
brilliant singers – mothers, refugees, immigrants, Africans – who haven’t stopped
contributing positively to the world, no matter the obstacles. Because of the
War documents the power of traditional songs to make meaningful connections
between and among people, and to help re-build communities.


A live performance by Zaye Tete, featured in the film, will follow the movie