Mama Wata is a goddess that provides Sierra Leone with riches. The waters of Goderich Bay (Freetown) have been blessed with an abundance of fish. Idrissa fishes in these waters and knows that, although the goddess looks over him, he must still battle against international commercial fishing boats, illegal fishing and drug traffickers using fishing boats. The fish provided by Mama Wata ensure that Memuna, a fish monger, can provide for her children. Saffie was left by her husband when she was 17 years old with two children; she has since been taken in by her neighbors. Suphie and Mustapha don’t have enough money to go to college and see emigration as one of their last options.

Original Title: Sierra Leona después de los diamantes
Distribution: Making DOC
Property Rights: Mundial
Production: Making DOC
Directed by: J.A. Moreno Amador and Silvia Venegas

Format: 16:9
Length: 60 min.
Original Language: English, krio y temne
Subtitles: Spanish, English and French
Year: 2010


  • Festival Alcances 2010. Cádiz, España.
  • Festival sobre Derechos Humanos VIVISECTfest 2011. Novi Sad, Serbia
  • 5º Festival Internacional de Adís 2011. Adís Abeba, Etiopía


  • Pitch DOCSBARCELONA 2010. Barcelona, España.
  • Videoteca Sunny Side of the DOC 2011. La Rochelle, Francia.
  • Videoteca Miradasdoc Market 2011. Guía de Isora, España.


Canal Extremadura, España (05/06/2011)

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