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“My dreams is to make a feature length documentary following all your activities” Young Sierra Leonean film maker Daniel Bangura writes Actor Idris Elba touching letter 

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“My dreams is to make a feature length documentary following all your activities” Young Sierra Leonean film maker Daniel Bangura writes Idris Elba touching letter 

“one of my dreams is to make a feature length documentary following all your activities next time you visit Sierra Leone, starting from the airport till the day you leave lol I’m pretty good at capturing moments and I edit very well” a young Sierra Leonean filmmaker Daniel Bangura has taken on Linkedin to write a touching letter to actor Idris Elba who visited Sierra Leonean. Daniel recalled working with Idris Elba during BBC interview he did with him.

Idris Elba and Daniel Bangura
Idris Elba and Daniel Bangura

In his Linkedin post, the young Sierra Leonean filmmaker recalled of watching movies by Idris disclosing that he even went on to watch behind the scenes, ” I want you to know that I grew up watching all your movies and the behind the scenes too” he stated. he expressed interested to film the next visit of Idris Elba noting that he is a good editor too “I’m pretty good at capturing moments and I edit very well”

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Daniel Bangura is a Experienced Creative Director in visuals and film / documentary making that have worked with NGOs ( Unicef, BBC Media Action as social media production assistant, BBC world as freelance, world vision, Rain initiative) also worked for local television/news broadcasting channels STAR TV  as Senior graphics editor

Read his letter below.

Dear Idris Elba
It was great working with you for the BBC interview but I have a short message,
If this video finds you or you check it out by any means, I want you to know that I grew up watching all your movies and the behind the scenes too, one of my dreams is to make a feature length documentary following all your activities next time you visit Sierra Leone, starting from the airport till the day you leave lol I’m pretty good at capturing moments and I edit very well. #documentary #filmmaker #idriselba #

Sallu Kamuskay

Sallu Kamuskay is a Sierra Leonean activist, storyteller, and blogger. He was born in Sierra Leone but later relocated to Guinea as a refugee because of the war in his country. Sallu Kamuskay uses his phone to engage on social media, under the name ‘’Salone Messenger’. He Co-Founded the Salone Messenger platform after his experience of the war, Ebola, and injustices. According to him, silence was the root cause of war, and of many social injustices, we continue to face as a nation. In 2013, during the Ebola crisis, Sallu Kamuskay took the risk and volunteered to fight Ebola. He spent some months in both safe and unsafe places; helping the victims and telling their sad stories. The election in 2018, left a divided country with communities fighting on tribal lines. This inspired Sallu Kamuskay to serve as the coordinator of the United Sierra Leone peace concert, which was organized in 4 major parts of the country, targeting violent communities and troubled youth. Sallu Kamuskay led a group of entertainers, activists, and organizations across the country on a peace tour, a program supported by the European Union, United Sierra Leone, Africa Union, ECOWAS, and the Messeh Leone Trust. Sallu Kamuakay has also served as a staff writer for the Hidden Voices Magazine. Over the years, Sallu Kamuskay has been using his Techno phone to be able to tell stories, the phone he used to tell the story of Gbessay during Ebola who was admitted at one of the Ebola treatment centers after rumors that she had Ebola when the actual sickness was ulcer, she was almost abandoned at the treatment canter with no medication provided to her. She could have died. Sallu told the story via social media and was able to secure funding from the United Sierra Leone to buy her medication and advocated for her. She was later discharged and taken home, He did the same to a patient that died and was abandoned in the street, Sallu Kamuskay used his phone and shared the message across, the corps was later taken and buried. It could have been more disaster without his voice. The story of late America Stress 3-year-old daughter. The hero’s daughter was abandon after his father's death. He shared her sad story and was able to get a sister who has taken the child as her own and is currently providing her with educational support. The article of America Stress can be read on the link below http://ayvnewspaper.com/index.php/k2-categories/item/7350-america-stress-a-hero-to-recognize. Sallu Kamuskay feels the stories of Gbessay, America stress and that of many others need to be told. The media house we have cannot better tell these stories, they are better reporters than telling human interest stories. He created the Salone Messenger platform and brought together passionate storytellers to be able to tell these compelling stories.

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