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Liberia an uncivil war.

"In Liberia, the summer of 2003 was pure insanity: two armies are in the final battle of a decade-long civil war, holding the capital under siege while thousands die from mortar shells launched from afar. As the soldiers, mostly teenagers, fight a bloody urban battle, the nation prays that American forces show up to put an end to the violence. Liberia, a country founded by freed American slaves, has a long intertwined history with America. While the rebel army, the LURD, attempts to overthrow the Liberian government, President Charles Taylor and his army maintain a strong grip on the city."

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  • ""In Liberia, the summer of 2003 was pure insanity: two armies are in the final battle of a decade-long civil war, holding the capital under siege while thousands die from mortar shells launched from afar. As the soldiers, mostly teenagers, fight a bloody urban battle, the nation prays that American forces show up to put an end to the violence. Liberia, a country founded by freed American slaves, has a long intertwined history with America. While the rebel army, the LURD, attempts to overthrow the Liberian government, President Charles Taylor and his army maintain a strong grip on the city.""@en
  • ""Provides an in-depth case study of one of the many brutal civil wars that have sprung up like wild fires across Africa. It is an exciting example of war-time journalism--harrowing reporting with bullets ricocheting just feet from the camera--placed in a historical context stretching back nearly two hundred years. Reporter Jonathan Stack is besieged in the Liberian capital of Monrovia where President Charles Taylor says he will not leave until peacekeepers are in place. Taylor is remarkably equable for a man who has been indicted on 17 counts of crimes against humanity by the United Nations. James Brabazon is embedded with The LURD (Liberians United For Reconcilation and Democracy) who have pledged to pillage the country until President Taylor leaves. Brabazon introduces us to the General Cobra, Col. Black Diamond and soldiers, slightly more than children, who eat their victims' hearts in the belief it will make them stronger. August 5th 2003 - with the rebels at the bridges leading to Monrovia, the Nigerians are at last persuaded to sent 750 peacekeepers and the U.N. soon follows with 14,000. But what remians in the viewer's mind is President Bush's empty promises of help during the darkest days of Liberia's civil war."--Container."@en
  • "From container: "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 destroye."
  • "An up-close look at the violent battle to oust Liberia's leader Charles Taylor, and an unforgettable tableau about a country and people on the verge of implosion. Includes the never-before-seen Farewell Speech by President Charles Taylor."
  • ""Provides an in-depth case study of one of the many brutal civil wars that have sprung up like wild fires across Africa. It is an exciting example of war-time journalism--harrowing reporting with bullets ricocheting just feet from the camera--placed in a historical context stretching back nearly two hundred years. Reporter Jonathan Stack is besieged in the Liberian capital of Monrovia where President Charles Taylor says he will not leave until peacekeepers are in place. Taylor is remarkably equable for a man who has been indicted on 17 counts of crimes against humanity by the United Nations. James Brabazon is embedded with The LURD (Liberians United For Reconcilation and Democracy) who have pledged to pillage the country until President Taylor leaves. Brabazon introduces us to the General Cobra, Col. Black Diamond, and soldiers, slightly more than children, who eat their victims' hearts in the belief it will make them stronger. August 5th 2003 - with the rebels at the bridges leading to Monrovia, the Nigerians are at last persuaded to sent 750 peacekeepers and the U.N. soon follows with 14,000. But what remians in the viewer's mind is President Bush's empty promises of help during the darkest days of Liberia's civil war."--Container."@en
  • ""Provides an in-depth case study of one of the many brutal civil wars that have sprung up like wild fires across Africa. It is an exciting example of war-time journalism--harrowing reporting with bullets ricocheting just feet from the camera--placed in a historical context stretching back nearly two hundred years. Reporter Jonathan Stack is besieged in the Liberian capital of Monrovia where President Charles Taylor says he will not leave until peacekeepers are in place. Taylor is remarkably equable for a man who has been indicted on 17 counts of crimes against humanity by the United Nations. James Barbazon is embedded with The LURD (Liberians United For Reconcilation and Democracy) who have pledged to pillage the country until President Taylor leaves. Brabazon introduces us to the General Cobra, Col. Black Diamond and soldiers, slightly more than children, who eat their victims' hearts in the belief it will make them stronger. August 5th 2003 - with the rebels at the bridges leading to Monrovia, the Nigerians are at last persuaded to sent 750 peacekeepers and the U.N. soon follows with 14.000. But what remians in the viewer's mind is President Bush's empty promises of help during the darkest days of Liberia's civil war."--Container."@en
  • ""In Liberia, the summer of 2003 was pure insanity when a rebel army attempted to overthrow a government run by an indicted war criminal. Two armies engaged in the final battle of a decade long civil war. Hundreds of innocent civilians died from mortar shells launched from afar and thousands more suffered hunger while the soldiers, mostly teenagers, kept the capital city under siege. Tonight's Cutting Edge investigates one of the many brutal civil wars that were being raged across Africa. Liberia: An Uncivil War follows reporters, Jonathan Stack and James Brabazon as they investigated the power struggle between the rebel movement LURD (Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy) and President Charles Taylor as it reached its climax with the imminent capture of Liberian capital Monrovia in the summer of 2003. While Stack followed the besieged government, Brabazon entrenched himself with rebels as they advance on Monrovia. (From the US, in English) M (V,A) CC WS " -- SBS website."@en

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