THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED

THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED

Directors: Eric Straus and Daniele Anastasion

Joshua Milton Blahyi – aka General Butt Naked – is a brutal African warlord who has renounced his violent past and reinvented himself as a Christian evangelist. Today, Blahyi travels the nation of Liberia as a preacher, seeking out those he once victimized in search of an uncertain
forgiveness. This film tracks his often troubling path up-close, finding both the genuine and disconcerting in Blahyi’s efforts, raising questions about the limits of faith and forgiveness in the absence of justice.

Winner, Excellence in Cinematography Award: Documentary – 2011 Sundance Film Festival; Nominee, Best Feature Award – 2011 International Documentary Association Awards

Sponsored by the Lawrence T. Dee and Janet T. Dee Foundation, the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, eBay Foundation, and the Salt Lake City Arts Council.

 

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