Sierra Leone: Blood Diamond gets its first Public Screening

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in conjunction with Warner Bros put on the first public screening of the movie "Blood Diamond" in Sierra Leone. This movie which, according to Josette Sheeran, the WFP Executive Director, "opened the world's eyes to the tragic suffering endured by so many people across the country," was shown for free at the British Council on the 8th and 9th of May and on the 10th at the Family Kingdom.

WFP which is the world's largest humanitarian agency is currently providing food assistance to over 300,000 people in Sierra Leone in its effort at reconstructing the country after a decade long civil war.

Africa 2007. The film includes scenes depicting realistic aid operations as undertaken by WFP in the 1990s while feeding the thousands who fled from and within Sierra Leone and neighboring countries.

Concord Times, Freetown, 7 May 2007