Iron Ladies of Liberia (Liberia)

Directed by Siatta Scott Johnson and Daniel Junge

2007, 77 min.

Hailed as the most positive story to come out of Africa since the end of apartheid, Iron Ladies of Liberia documents the first year in office of Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first freely elected female head of state in Africa. With the help of a remarkable team of women whom she appoints in positions of police chief, finance minister, minister of justice, commerce minister and minister of gender, President Sirleaf tackles the needs of her impoverished, corrupt and war-torn nation.

Sponsored by the Black United Fund of Oregon.