Sorious Samura is an investigative journalist, who has produced, filmed and presented films from more than thirty countries. He is best known for the courage of his photographic journalism and the impact of his messages.
Some of his films shot on the African continent have involved him personally experiencing the life of ordinary people in extraordinary situations, such as Living with Hunger and Living with Aids.
He has won many international awards, including two Emmy’s, a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), Time Magazine European Heroes, Peabody, three Amnesty International Media Awards and three Overseas Press Club of America Awards. Sorious has also won the One World Media Award in 2006, Broadcast Journalist of the Year and the Rory Peck Trust. Columbia University's graduate school of journalism has honoured Sorious with a lifetime achievement award.
Sorious served as a consultant in the Hollywood movie, Blood Diamond, which featured Leonardo DiCaprio. Blood Diamond was partly based on Sorious’ documentary, Cry Freetown.