Vice Guide to Liberia


(Youtube Direktliberia, via MeFi)

Der Vice Guide to Liberia geistert schon seit ein paar Wochen durch meinen Feedreader, ich wollte aber warten, bis die Videos komplett online sind. Das ist jetzt soweit. Bei VBS gibt's jetzt alle acht Clips und ich muss warnen: Das ist ziemlich heavy Stuff, was da gezeigt wird. Einen Vorgeschmack gibt's in obigem Trailer, für Zartbesaitete ist das sicherlich nichts.

In The Vice Guide To Liberia, VBS travels to the capital city Monrovia to meet three men who participated in the 14 years of civil war that ravaged the West African country.

Former warlords General Rambo, General Bin Laden and General Butt Naked give us guided tours of some of the most dangerous, impoverished areas including jails, brothels, and heroin dens. Despite the UNs intervention in the country, the majority of Liberias young people live in desperate poverty. Surrounded by filth, drug addiction, and teenage prostitution, the ex child soldiers who were forced into war struggle to fend for themselves by any means necessary. As the former President Charles Taylor fights accusations of mass war crimes in The Hague, the people strive for positive change against all odds. Americas one and only foray into African colonialism is keeping a very uneasy peace indeed.

Hier der Link zu begleitenden Postings auf Viceland.com.