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  • Actors: Liberia-An Uncivil War
  • Directors: Jonathan Stack, James Brabazon
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Docurama
  • DVD Release Date: September 23, 2008
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00197PP08
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #136,447 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Liberia: An Uncivil War" on IMDb

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In the summer of 2003, Liberia, America s oldest African ally, is in total chaos. Stunning in its access and images, LIBERIA: AN UNCIVIL WAR offers a compelling behind-the-scenes account of the internecine military conflict that destroyed the nation.

The film splits its time between the regime of the corrupt President Charles Taylor and his supporters in the capital city of Monrovia and the rebel Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) as the rebels advance on the capital after taking control of much of the country with their army of predominantly teenage soldiers, some of whom engage in ritualistic cannibalism because they believe it will protect them against their enemies. There is no protection for the tens of thousands of innocent civilians caught in the escalating conflict--just pleas and prayers for an intervention from the United States--an intervention that would not come.

In LIBERIA: AN UNCIVIL WAR, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jonathan Stack has crafted an unforgettable tableau about a country and people on the verge of implosion.

DVD Features: Never-Before-Seen Farewell Speech by President Charles Taylor to his Nation of Liberia; Filmmaker Biography

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Pier Carlo Talenti on August 26, 2009
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Sitting in my comfortable living room watching, I couldn't believe the danger in which the film makers put themselves to bring the anguish of Liberia and its citizens to a wider audience. The footage is nothing short of astonishing as the camera navigates numerous gun battles to bring us to the heart of this, the second of two devastating civil wars. I later watched PRAY THE DEVIL BACK TO HELL and was astonished to find how much of its footage was actually taken from LIBERIA--AN UNCIVIL WAR (I'm not implying improper use; I'm certain all due credit was given). I applaud the directors and cameramen of this remarkable documentary for having the courage not to shy away from one of the most dreadful conflicts of the last forty years.
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By Micole D. on September 8, 2013
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If you want to be convinced why we should never go to war, this is the one to do it. So, give as a gift to your congressman (or woman). Same thing is happening today. Just at a different place on the map.
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By Craig Washington on September 1, 2013
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This video of the recent war in Liberia tells the stories of the government officials, rebel forces, working professionals, and the average citizens.
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