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Lions of The South: Leonides Sanchez & The Special Truth!

The documentary features the work of the southern Belizean community organizer, farmer, educator, and activist, Leonides Sanchez, and his struggle for food security and agricultural awareness in his hometown of Punta Gorda in Belize's southern district of Toledo. Sanchez also an educator, has been advocating for black consciousness and self awareness among the Garinagu, and has developed farming cooperatives among the Belizean people of the South while working with civil society in Belize to bring about change in land reform and self-sufficiency.

  • Bilal Morris
  • Bilal Morris
  • Kalifa Productions
  • Abdul Marin Nunez, Leonides Sanchez, Bilal Morris, Belizean High School Students, Belizean Primary School Students, and Belizean Teachers.
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    Documentary, Short
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    9 minutes 34 seconds
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Director Biography - Bilal Morris

Bilal Morris is a journalist that has written on a wide aspect of events that include politics, culture, history, world music and Islam. He is a Muslim from Belize in Central America, and has covered a lot of issues relating to Muslims in Central America and the Caribbean. He is an educator with the Los Angeles Unified School District and a documentary filmmaker.

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Director Statement

The art of a person begins when someone in the community feels the urge to create. It is my objective to educate people about people in the world.