In postwar Liberia Clarice Gargard searches the truth concerning her father's dubious connection to warlord Charles Taylor.


Shamira Raphaela
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What if your dad might not be the hero you always imagined him to be? Clarice Gargard grew up with an idealized image of her father, but unresolved questions about his past now haunt her. Why did he collaborate with three corrupt government leaders in Liberia and with the infamous war criminal Charles Taylor? Did his job in communications imply spying and propaganda? Was he trying to help his country or was he simply after power, money and social status? Together with director Shamira Raphaëla, Gargard travels to postwar Liberia to uncover the truth about his activities. Interrogating her father and his former colleagues, she realizes the few answers she gets only make reality more elusive. With stylized mise-en-scène and light games that reflect the multifaceted narrative, this captivating quest by a daughter to understand her parentage tells the sadly common story of faded ideals in time of war.

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See if you like strong colors, avoide if you can at all costs...
12 March 2021 | by nasd-65328See all my reviews

This is my firts review, i love documentaries, and the Liberian war is a very powerfull topic IF APROACHED WITH PROFESSSIONALISM, wich is not in any case what we get here, we get A TON of suspensefull music, a boat load of strong colorfull lights shining on people looking at something somewhere, i don't know if who made this was on drugs, but the constant images of people looking a nothing with violet lights and red lights is just plain stupid, this is by far the worst documentary filled with inuendos and no clear proof any way, heck, most of the time is passed with shots with no story and just suspensefull music because they were obviouly lost and had no content to make more than a 30 minutes pseudo-documentary (with no proof either way but making sure to push one way from the beggining), there are better documentaries in youtube. AVOIDE LIKE THE PLAGUE...

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13 November 2019 (USA) See more »

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