Ezra (2008)

Ezra
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Drama, Foreign
Keywords death, murder
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Nicolas Baby Original Music n/a 120838 8000001
Malek Hamzaoui Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sebastien Touta Editor n/a 172 7000001
Carlos Arango de Montis Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Benedicte Mathieu Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Pierrick LePochat Production Designer n/a 164 9000002
Yann Dury Set Designer n/a 202 9000003
Stephane Thiebaut Sound Mixer n/a 230 14000003
Guillaume Valeix Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Alioune Mbow Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Sophie Campana Costumes n/a 120828 13000001
Alain-Michel Blanc Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Newton I Aduaka Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Richard Gant Actor Mac Mondale 1 1000005
Emil Abossolo Mbo Actor Rufus 1 1000006
Merveille Lukeba Actor Moses 1 1000004
Mamusu Kallon Actor Mariam 1 1000003
Mariame N'Diaye Actor Onitcha 1 1000002
Newton I Aduaka Director n/a 2 2000001
Michel Loro Producer n/a 3 3000001
Lamia Guellati Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Jean Michel Dissard Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Newton I Aduaka Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Girune Aprikian Producer n/a 3 3000002
Mamoudou Turay Kamara Actor Ezra 1 1000001
Synopsis
Ezra, a 16-year-old former child soldier who spent ten years living and fighting with a rebel faction, is questioned before a Truth and Reconciliation Commission in the wake of Sierra Leone's civil war. The commissions, based on the idea of transitional justice and modeled on the one in South Africa, were meant to be not punitive but restorative, therapeutic for those whose human rights have been violated but also for the violators themselves. Ezra is in deep denial and clearly suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Only once Ezra admits his crimes, realizes how he came to commit them and repents for the suffering he has caused, will he be ready to rejoin society and make peace with himself.