Liberia: An Uncivil War (2004)

Liberia: An Uncivil War (2004)

This movie is a fascinating look inside a third world country's civil war, Liberia. Filmmakers Jonathan Stack and James Brabazon provide a first hand view of the battle for control of the capital of Liberia (Monrovia) which is held by (elected) president Charles Taylor. The filmmakers show how much Liberia looks up to the United States (their flag looks strikingly similar) and how they view themselves as the 51st state. They present viewers with a stark look at the current reality of tribal and urban warfare fought in a subtropical environment. LURD rebels and henchmen of Liberia's former dictator Charles Taylor are both presented in an equally objective light. This documentary is a must have for anyone interested in the current state of civil warfare. It features extremely graphic imagery and is not recommended for the squeamish.