Includes shots of a line of people mourning their lost ones while they are slowly making their way out of the graveyard / CU of grave sign "In loving
memory..." / line of people leaving cemetery
Women grieving around various graves / woman grieving over grave / end of commemoration and crowd disperses / audience repeating the national pledge / CU of
commemoration flag- prayer continued / shot of audience in Muslim prayer / end of speech / MS of next speaker in white shirt / LS of man with audience, ends speech / CU of man giving speech at
May 8th commemoration.
Women (most of them traditionally dressed) following the rhythms and beats of instruments, out on the streets parading and joyfully dancing to the camera /
MS of men playing their bamboo instruments
Women dancing and carrying banner that reads "Up-gun Market Women Organization. Motto: Togetherness" / crowd of mainly women dancing and singing in the
[May 8th commemoration, part 2 of 2 / Women's Market workers parade]
Part 2 of 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. Another segment of the tape has visuals of a celebration in the streets.
2 of 2
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