The Redemption of General Butt Naked

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  • NR
  • 2011
  • 1 hr 25 min
  • 7.4  (282)

The Redemption of General Butt Naked is a 2011 documentary film directed by Eric Strauss and Daniele Anastasion. The movie tells the story of Joshua Milton Blahyi, a former warlord in Liberia during the country's civil war in the 1990s. Blahyi, who was known as General Butt Naked, was a brutal fighter who led his troops into battle wearing nothing but shoes and weapons.

The movie begins with Blahyi's return to Liberia after spending several years in Ghana. He is now a Christian pastor and has renounced his violent past. He is trying to make amends for his actions by preaching the word of God and helping former child soldiers who fought with him during the war.

The documentary features interviews with Blahyi, his wife Janice, and his son Joshua Jr. They talk about the horrors of war and how it affected their lives. Blahyi describes how he would sacrifice children before going into battle, believing that it would make him invincible. He admits to killing more than 20,000 people during the war and apologizes for his actions.

The Redemption of General Butt Naked also explores Blahyi's relationship with his family, particularly his son Joshua Jr. The younger Blahyi struggles with the legacy of his father's crimes and is torn between his love for his dad and his anger at what he has done. He asks his father difficult questions about his past and struggles to understand how he could have done such terrible things.

The movie also examines the role of religion in Blahyi's life. He became a Christian shortly after the war and claims that he was visited by Jesus in a dream. He now preaches the gospel and tries to convert former child soldiers who have turned to drugs and crime. Some of the former soldiers are skeptical of Blahyi's motives, believing that he is only trying to save his own soul.

Throughout the documentary, Blahyi's past comes back to haunt him. He is confronted by a victim of his war crimes who lost her entire family in an attack carried out by his troops. He meets with her and asks for her forgiveness, but she remains skeptical of his sincerity.

The Redemption of General Butt Naked is a powerful and thought-provoking documentary that explores the complexities of forgiveness and redemption. It is a challenging and at times uncomfortable film to watch, but it is also a testament to the human capacity for change and the transformative power of faith. Blahyi's story is a reminder that no matter how far we may have fallen, there is always a chance for redemption and a path to a better future.

The Redemption of General Butt Naked is a 2011 documentary with a runtime of 1 hour and 25 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.4.

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    1 hr 25 min
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    7.4  (282)