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Tells the story of Joshua Milton Blahyi - aka General Butt Naked - a brutal warlord who murdered thousands during Liberia's horrific 14-year civil war. Today, the General has renounced his ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Joshua Milton Blahyi Jr. ...
Himself - Blahyi's son
Janice Blahyi ...
Herself - Blahyi's daughter
Joshua Blahyi ...
Himself (as Joshua Milton Blahyi)
Josie Blahyi ...
Herself - Blahyi's wife
Makayla Blahyi ...
Herself - Blahyi's daughter
Sartee Bropleh ...
Himself - ex-soldier of Gen. Butt Naked
Samuel K. Doe ...
Himself (archive footage)
Emmanuel ...
Himself - former soldier for Gen. Butt Naked
David Johnson ...
Himself - ex-bodyguard to Gen. Butt Naked (as Senegalese)
David Johnson ...
Himself - Ex-Bodyguard to Gen. Butt Naked (as Senegalese)
Prince Yormi Johnson ...
Himself - former warlord
John Kun Kun ...
Himself (as Bishop John Kun Kun)
Lovetta ...
Herself - family killed by Gen. Butt Naked
Dekhanso McCarthy ...
Himself - family killed by Gen. Butt Naked
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Tells the story of Joshua Milton Blahyi - aka General Butt Naked - a brutal warlord who murdered thousands during Liberia's horrific 14-year civil war. Today, the General has renounced his violent past and reinvented himself as Evangelist Joshua Milton Blahyi. This portrait takes viewers on Joshua's crusade to redeem his past, as he confronts his victims and attempts to rehabilitate the former child soldiers who once fought for him. Whatever you make of him -- liar or madman, charlatan or genuine repentant -- the film challenges viewers to ask important questions about both the power and the limits of forgiveness, amid a nation's search for healing and justice. Written by Anonymous

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Truly Unforgettable!
29 July 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Let me just cut to the chase here: teens & up, you should see this. (There are some very mature themes & graphic images.) This documentary is the story of a man who was a general in the army during the Liberian civil war years ago. He & his brigade were known for running around nude as they committed their numerous atrocities. They were *highly* feared!!! The name "Butt Naked" might make *us* blush or giggle, but the very mention of it struck deep fear in the hearts of Liberians. This man & his troops were evil incarnate! Some of the things they did are simply unspeakable. However, the general laid down his weapons & stopped fighting in 1996...and eventually became a born-again Christian! I'll let you find out the rest! His story --- especially his life since his conversion --- as well as those of several of his former soldiers AND his victims/victims' families is what this documentary covers. I think I felt just about every major emotion I have multiple times. One of my favourite things about this film? It *never* tries to sway you or tell you what to think or how to feel about all of this. I would honestly like to own a copy. Never thought I'd say that about something with such a title!


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