Killian Doherty (Producer), Edward Lawrenson (Director)

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products


An architect and filmmaker from Europe visit a town in the remote highlands of Liberia, once a thriving mining community, now decaying and desolate: a concrete ruin in the West African bush. Exploring the town, these researchers discover through its buildings a story of the promise of prosperity and forgotten injustices. A film about architecture, about the remnants of colonialism, and the spiritual cost of industrial mining.
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputFilm
Size29 mins
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2018


  • Africa
  • Architecture
  • Neocolonialism
  • Extraction
  • Conflict
  • Urbanisation
  • Development
  • Violence


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  • SAH 2021 Award for Film and Video

    Doherty, Killian (Recipient) & Lawrenson, Edward (Recipient), 15 Apr 2021

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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