The Vice Guide To Travel: Liberia

  • Published 11 months ago
  • Not Rated

This is no ordinary travel documentary; this is total “Hell on Earth”. Warlords, cannibalism, child soldiers on heroin, squalor and total madness. General Bin Laden, General Butnaked, General Mosquito…just imagine the scene in Baboon town. This is a black humorous look at what is a comical yet deadly situation…amazing!

What Andy Capper, Editor Vice UK, is said about the film: We came to Liberia with a small team of three and quickly found a local journalist who would be our guide and fixer. Our first shoot location was the prestigious West Point, home to 80,000 people living in that redefine squalor. Thousands of rotting garbage around the neighborhood, which has no sewage system.

Almost everyone – including local government officials – defecate and urinate in the open. Drugs, prostitution and armed robbery are the main industries. We got to know some of the residents of West Point, they told us their stories as he smoked heroin and cocaine and we asked for money.

Then we visited a local brothel. Women who lived there spoke to us about the UN peacekeepers who have sex with child prostitutes and beat older women, and then not pay.

But perhaps the most revealing parts of our trip to Liberia came to the meeting of the main leaders of the nation’s civil wars. There is a tradition in the Liberian militias outrageous noms de guerre assumed. Therefore, our subjects Bin Laden named General, General Rambo and General Butt Naked. The latter, in particular, was one of the Liberian warlords, most famous. He claims to have personally killed 20,000 people, including babies, and sometimes have cannibalized his victims.

Today, General Butt Naked is on his birth name, which is Joshua. During our time together, we said that Liberia will surely implode into civil war when the UN leaves again next year. But in the meantime, Joshua wants to redeem himself. He offered us a vision of Liberia that wants to establish, and we are growing for him. He took us to his church, which rehabilitates child soldiers. We watched as he preached his way through Monrovia on a Sunday.

Is there a possibility that successful mission, and the civil war still can be avoided in this country so desperately? That’s one of the many questions that arose with our safe return of Liberia. View our documentary about our stay there and see what you think.

From Around the Web

Related Videos

Hiroshima - Why the Bomb was Dropped
youtube icon

This 1995 documentary / ABC news special explores the Hiroshima bombings and why the decision was made to drop the bomb which took away so many millions of lives. It's been justifi...

  • 870
  • 1 month ago
  • 8(1)

Amazing images and explanations of Pluto - pictures from NASA TV.

  • 951
  • 4 months ago
  • Not Rated
dailymotion icon
Social +1

Undefeated (2011) is an inspirational story of Manassas Tigers football team and their coach Bill Courtney. To call it a football or sports film is unrewarding as it a story of soc...

  • 715
  • 4 months ago
  • Not Rated
The Ground Truth
dailymotion icon

This is a 2006 documentary and it is concerned with the war in Iraq and the soldiers who participated in it. The focus is also on the aftermath of these events and the life of vete...

  • 631
  • 4 months ago
  • 10(1)

3,147 Videos / 1,324,900 Views
Related Articles
Sophie is celebrated as one of the most popular heroes in Germany thanks to her involvement in the White Rose movement
  • 76
  • 1 week ago
In the short history of the castle there have been many guests, and the Tower has already won TripAdvisor Top 10 Castle ...
  • 138
  • 3 weeks ago
One of oldest languages, Hebrew is the language used for the first five books of the Torah and almost all of the Hebrew ...
  • 446
  • 1 month ago
What started as a protest to president Bashar al-Assad and his regime, turned out to be a massive civil war, with more t...
  • 431
  • 1 month ago