Research / Staff

Uppland is a research film about a mining town in the remote highlands of Liberia West Africa, once a thriving mining community, now decaying and desolate: a concrete ruin in the West African bush. Exploring the town, this film and research is about architecture, the remnants of colonialism, and the spiritual and environmental cost of industrial mining; charting the story of the failed promises of modernity and its forgotten injustices. The film is currently being re-translated back into the Liberian native language of Mano to be restored to the rural, indigenous communities and residents of Yekepa next year.

Still from Uppland, 2018.
Edward Lawrenson and Killian Doherty

Still taken from ‘Building a Railroad’ 1970.
Courtesy of Herron Rail Videos