This is My Backyard: Logs of War

TFI New Media Fund 2013

Silas Siakor, winner of the Goldman Environmental Prize, risked everything to cut off warlord Charles Taylor from the illegal timber trade that was helping fund Liberia's 14-year civil war. Now, Siakor tries to kick-start his country’s struggling economy through sustainable logging.

Anjali NayarAnjali Nayar
DIRECTOR

Anjali has worked with the networks in this film for eight years. Anjali has a masters in documentary from Columbia and masters in science from Oxford.  She’s also directing Gun Runners... more»

Hawa EssumanHawa Essuman
DIRECTOR

Hawa worked on TV commercials and documentaries before directing the Kenyan TV drama series Makutano Junction. Hawa’s film Soul Boy (2010) received five nominations at the 2011 African Academy... more»

Steven MarkovitzSteven Markovitz
PRODUCER

Steven has 20 years of experience producing features and documentaries including award-winning titles Viva Riva! (Toronto, Berlin), Congo in Four Acts ( Berlin, Hotdocs, IDFA), Project 10 (Sundance,... more»

Additional Credits

Jonathan Stack
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Daniel Burwen
DESIGNER – INTERACTIVE

Barbara Muriungi
DESIGNER – MOBILE/WEB

Nick Hargreaves
TECHNOLOGIST – MOBILE

Ahmed Maawy
TECHNOLOGIST- WEB

"As mash-up of filmmakers, techies and designers, we’re interested in breaking divides to tell stories that change the world.”

Genre: Interactive