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Because of the War affords audiences the chance to explore relationships between traditional cultural knowledge and community well-being, especially in situations of violence and loss. It also sets the stage for discussions about heroes in our very midst, and how each one of us might hold the potential for constructive action – in the face of indignities and inequities -- within ourselves. The film is a resource for people with particular interest in:

  • Women’s Actions/Achievements/Leadership
  • Music, Dance and Ethnomusicology
  • Traditional Arts
  • Immigration and Refugees
  • War, Conflict Transformation and Reconciliation
  • African and African Diasporan Studies
  • Liberian Cultural Practices and Recent History
  • Biography and Storytelling
  • Philadelphia Communities
  • Anthropology and Cultural Studies.