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Redemtion Of General Butt Naked

The Redemption of General Butt Naked

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Redemption of General Butt Naked
USA / Georgia / Liberia / 2011 / 85 min
DIRECTOR:
Daniele Anastasion & Eric Strauss
Truth – Still stranger than fiction.

Joshua Milton Blahyi is an evangelical preacher, whose message of change and conversion to the lord Jesus Christ is based on his own experiences. During the first Liberian civil war, Blahyi was known as General Butt Naked, leader of one of the most brutal and peculiar militias of the past decades. Wearing nothing but their weapons, the Butt Naked Battalion massacred civilians and enemy soldiers alike. Today, Blahyi attempts to help the victims of his former life – but not all of them are eager to turn the other cheek. 

Daniele Anastasion & Eric Strauss

DANIELE ANASTASION has worked regulary on documentaries, including the Emmy-nominated INSIDE THE BODEY TRADE in 2007. She mainly produces for The National Geographic Channel, which KKK: INSIDE AMERICAN TERROR (2008) and HARD TIME (2009), an Emmy-nominated prison series that provides a gripping view into the world of incarceration, both are examples of. THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED (2011) is her first feature film.