Arthur Pratt is a Sierra Leonean filmmaker and community leader based in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Arthur is a co-founder of the Sierra Leone Film Council, the country’s first media makers’ union. He has started and leads multiple community film and theater groups, collaboratively writing and performing numerous films and plays with ex-combatants, former child prostitutes and community members. He is a co-founder and manager of the WeOwnTV Freetown Media Center in Sierra Leone. He has numerous credits and awards for the films and plays he has produced. Film credits include: CHARITY 2010 (Writer/Director) which received festival awards at the Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles, Cinema by the Bay San Francisco, and Semana del Cine Experimental de Madrid, Spain. Black Sugar 2011 (Director, Writer, & Camera), They Resisted 2011 (Director/Writer), Hustler 2011 (Director, Writer & Camera), Gift of My Eyes 2012 (Camera & Editor), M’Pora 2012 (Camera & Editor).
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