Cleetche Vancouver filmmaker

IN NEXT MAN COUNTRY

Soloshye Pictures Inc. | 2003

Documentary | 56 minutes

Cleetche

Cleetche

Chris McDonell

Kristine Laing

Debbie Dymond

David Waines

Cleetche

Cleetche

The Soloshye Guy

David Waines

Darryl Laing

Jeff V. Miapue

Dennis D. Lansana

Richard Tonnonlah

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David Waines

Kristine Laing

Debbie Dymond

Chris McDonell

Jeff V. Miapue

Richard Tonnonlah

Erika Cooper

Robert D. Taylor

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Cheribums Male Chorus

Korhogo Baptist Church

The Royal Ambassadors

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La Côte D'Ivoire, West Africa

SYNOPSIS:


In 1995, two university students and a young filmmaker accompanied David Waines, a Canadian-born missionary/aid-worker, to La Côte D’Ivoire, West Africa, to evaluate the needs of some 300,000 Liberian refugees. For 28 days, they traveled the country, administering health workshops while capturing rare testimonies from the survivors of Liberia’s ongoing civil war. Little did they know that in the midst of experiencing a cultural adventure, they were documenting a pivotal turning point that would see warlord-turned-president Charles Taylor come to power, resulting in the tragic destabilization of an entire West-African region.


Digitally remastered, IN NEXT MAN COUNTRY concludes in 2003 with dramatic footage of Liberians celebrating Taylor’s ouster, thus ending 14 years of brutal conflict and ushering in a new era of hope and promise.



Special Thanks


Sandee Alert, Burt & Sonja Cameron,

Nathan & Karen Daniels, Mike Davenport,

Andy & Pat Dymond, Earl & Joyce Godwin,

Ken Hawley, Bill & Caroline McDonald,

Ken McDonell, Michael McDonell,

Ralph & Donna McDonell, Les & Sandy McKinnon, Peter & Suzanne Mogan, Murray & Patty Neilson, Tom Oliver, Charles & Lee Patrick,

Joan & Allen Poyntz, Ron & Carol Reed,

Abha Sharma, University Chapel, Terry Winter

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IN NEXT MAN COUNTRY has been played in festivals, schools, churches, and even to a packed 'video club' in the city of Danané where much of it was filmed. It first premiered before a live audience in 1996 at "Gate One", a monthly event hosted by University Chapel at Regent College. In 2002, it screened at Vancouver's Pacific Theatre as part of the Imago's Manifest Arts Festival line-up.


In Next Man Country - a documentary by Cleetche starring David Waines

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