[May 8th commemoration, part 1 of 2]

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  •  A long procession / 
  •  Cross laid out with rocks / the walking procession singing "we shall overcome" 
  •  The procession arrives at graveyard / MS of various people (men, women and children, young and old) part of the procession / VS of procession as it marches peacefully from back and from past tombstones / 
  •  All people involved assemble in a large circle singing, chanting and praying / 
  •  CU of May Commemoration Sign / MS of man giving speech, leading into national anthem / group singing national anthem / man introduces parliament members 
  •  Acting speaker of parliament speech about the importance of remembering / man reading a Muslim prayer "We ask for forgiveness"/ PAN to May 8 Commemoration banner / group singing "Jesus you are my spirit 
  •  Minister giving sermon, leading into a prayer  
  •  Man giving an emotional speech / woman playing tribute to people giving their lives / speaker calling various people to make their voices heard.

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Title:[May 8th commemoration, part 1 of 2]
Abstract:Footage from the May 8th National Commemoration in 2001. On May 8, 2000, members of the RUF shot peaceful protesters in front of Foday Sankoh's home, killing at least twenty; the protesters were demonstrating against the RUF's violation's of the Lome Peace Accord.
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  • Lilibet FosterRole: Director
  • Binta MansarayRole: Consultant
University of Texas Libraries
Date Created:2001/05/08
Topics:armed conflict and persecution
advocacy, activism, and responses to persecution--memorials and commemoration events
economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--celebrations
economic, social, and cultural rights--social and cultural rights--gravesites
armed conflict and persecution--peacebuilding
Named Entities:Revolutionary United Front (RUF)
Foday Sankoh
Geographic Focuses:Africa--Sierra Leone--Freetown
Geographic Base:Africa--Sierra Leone
Type of Resource:Moving image
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