The Redemption of General Butt Naked Screening

Sep 26 2011 6:30 pm
Sep 26 2011 8:30 pm
America/New York

 

Please join the Enough Project and the Center for American Progress' Reel Progress project for a special screening of "The Redemption of General Butt Naked."

Introduction: Marlene Cooper Vasilic, Director of Outreach and Special Events, Center for American Progress

The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:

Daniele Anastasion, Director/Producer

Patricia Minikon, immigration attorney; former coordinator, Diaspora Project of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Liberia

Moderated bySasha Lezhnev, policy consultant, Enough Project, Center for American Progress

The Redemption of General Butt Naked 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 riveting and unsettling 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.

Admission is free

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