Liberia is one of the most violent and dangerous countries in the world. The small west-african state is not only home to several militant rebel groups but also one of the least developed countries in the world. It actually ranks Rank 169 of 182 on the Human Developement Index, which indexes countries by their standard of living. It is also one of the corruptest countries in the world. The United Nations is barely keeping the population from starting a riot but the time is almost up. In a couple of months, the UN-Forces will leave the country. The disastrous consequences are described in this 55 minute documentary.
All that would be enough for me to watch a documentary on this product of american quasi colonisation but the country faces many, many more problems. Child soldiers and cannibalism are everywhere on the streets and suburbs of “little america” (as the liberians call their country) and are accepted by the population.
The documentary follows General Butt Naked, who came to his infamous name by jumping into battle, well, butt naked. His insights into the culture of war are not only interesting but suprising.
It was nominated for a webby award and is well worth its runtime. Watch the video after the break.