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The Redemption Of General Butt Naked

General Butt Naked

Joshua Blahyi, the former General Butt Naked, now a preacher in Monrovia. Photo/Ryan Lobo.

 The voice of a self-confessed mass murderer Joshua Blahyi.

During the Liberian civil war of the '90s, Blahyi's ruthless band of child soldiers was among the most feared militias in the country.

Back then he called himself General Butt Naked, which would be funny if he hadn't been such a butcher.

He admits responsibility for thousands of civilian casualties, yet Liberia won't prosecute him.

These days he's an evangelical preacher in the capitol city of Monrovia, where he goes around apologizing to his victims and asking forgiveness.

Truly contrite? Or a terrible con?

It's one of the questions raised by an award-winning documentary entitled The Redemption Of General Butt Naked, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.

Daniele Anastasion is the film's co-director and producer, along with Eric Strauss.

 Daniele's conversation with Rick, from Washington

  Why Joshua Blahyi fought naked, from the movie.

The movie trailer                       The movie's website

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