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Yehniva: In Honor of Mothers

YEHNIIVA: IN HONOR OF MOTHERS, edited by Susan L.Yung, has a brief description of Sierra Leone's history, its recent civil war in Africa, and presently its reconstruction to provide funding to five villages as sponsored by Beatrice Moigula.

Sierra Leone had recently ended a ten-year civil war, which involved young children forced to kill by a tyrannical leader. Presently, this West African nation is rebuilding the destruction incurred by the civil war and providing rehabilitation for these children. This Part 2 video focuses on Beatrice Moigula returning to Sierra Leone after a 15 year hiatus abroad to organize a home base for Yehniiva: In Honor of Mothers and develop micro credit programs to five ravaged villages in Bo County. It shows her attending a Catholic Mass commemorating her late father who had been a Superintendent of Education in Bo County; participating and negotiating with village chiefs that she will provide monetary support for reconstruction; and attending memorial ceremonies after bringing food and other supplies to the villages. Through music, singing and dancing, the viewer sees these as healing resources after such warring hardships.

The video ends with the five villages receiving the monies from Beatrice after her fundraising efforts in America.

  • Keketayehva Sowo Moigula
  • Beatrice Moigula & Susan Yung
  • Susan Yung
  • Beatrice Moigula
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  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 28 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 15, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    7,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Sierra Leone
  • Country of Filming:
    Sierra Leone
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Director - Keketayehva Sowo Moigula