Ley' Go

a film about students in Liberia

LEF is beyond excited to announce the upcoming production of Ley' Go: A Film About Students in Liberia.  Documentarians, Jesse Galkowski and Matthew Brady, along with Program Director, Maya French, traveled to Liberia in May 2015 to capture the story of the four students in Liberia.  The film will be released on February 19, 2017 at the Colonial Theatre in Belfast, Maine, followed by several screenings around New England. 

Ley'Go follows the lives of four young Liberians as they strive towards a brighter future. These students--Romeo, Jessie, Amos, and Moses--navigate the challenge of getting an education in a country still reeling from the effects of a long civil war and the recent ebola crisis. Their journey shows the remarkable resilience of young Liberians who, despite the odds, are overcoming adversity in order to change their circumstances and uplift their communities along the way. The film was directed and edited by New England filmmakers Jesse Galkowski and Matthew Brady and produced by Maya French and Kim Ouillette. It features music by Liberian Hipco artist Takun J. 

The filming and travel costs were funded by generous donations on Kickstarter and by a Boston University research grant.  If you have any inquiries regarding the documentary or would like to schedule a screening contact Maya French at lefdirectors@gmail.com.


Ley'Go Screening Schedule

February 19, 2017 - 4-6pm

Colonial Theatre in Belfast, Maine

$5 Admission

Join us for the first ever screening of Ley'Go!  The event will cost $5 per ticket and will include a screening of the film, live music, and a Q&A with the filmmakers. 

Please RSVP on the Liberian Education Fund's Facebook page.

 

Filmmakers Jesse Galkowski and Matthew Brady along with LEF Program Director, Maya French, en route to Liberia to shoot "Ley' Go" in May 2015.

Filmmakers Jesse Galkowski and Matthew Brady along with LEF Program Director, Maya French, en route to Liberia to shoot "Ley' Go" in May 2015.