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The Guardian | A Tale of Two Lands
How palm oil development is dividing a local community in war-scarred Liberia.
Director: Katharine Round
March 2017

Bacchus Wilson Panyonnoh, a 35-year-old palm oil worker, and Lee Sworh, a community activist, live in the remote forests of south-east Liberia. Both have been affected by the arrival of Golden Veroleum Liberia to build one of the country’s largest palm oil plantations. This cinematic film gives two differing perspectives on one plot of land, where GVL plans to build a new mill. For Panyonnoh, it offers the chance of a better life but Sworh wants it off the land.

Credit List
Director of Photography
Greg Pittard
Assistant Producer
Priya Biring