Screening - THE IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA

THE IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA

Time

Date

Location

Admission

12:30pm

Monday, October 3, 2011

ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE

FREE

Directed by
Daniel Junge
Co-Director
Siatta Scott Johnson
Country

Liberia (2007)

Running time

Genre

52 mins

Documentary

Synopsis

After nearly two decades of civil war, Liberia is a nation ready for change.  On January 16, 2006, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was appointed the first-ever freely elected female head of state in Africa.  Since taking office in a hotly contested election, she has appointed other extraordinary women to leadership positions in all areas of government.  Will the first female Liberian president backed by other powerful women bring sustainable democracy and peace to such a devastated country?  Iron Ladies of Liberia gives the viewer behind-the-scenes access to Sirleaf’s cabinet meetings and provides a unique insight into a newly-elected African government.  How does she lead Liberia, a nation ready for change, in its first year of democratic rule after nearly two decades of civil war?