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Aug 28, 2006

Awesome to see that it was finally released. Thanks.


Aug 28, 2006

explosivo posted:

Holy poo poo, I just finished watching the 2010 documentary "Catfish". That was so insane and completely amazing. :psyduck:

Edit: I'm reading a lot of concerns about the authenticity of it all. Even if some of it was fabricated I don't really care because it was still an awesome ride fake or not.

nothing against you, but i guess that's how it goes once you're initially tricked into believing something and truly take it as truth the entire time (religion!), and then once you find out it's really fake then it's not as easy to say "man, screw those people for making me think it was real", but usually people end up reaffirming their initial thoughts for the most part ("i enjoyed the ride") because it's the easier route to take.

i'm probably just looking too much into that statement of yours.


Aug 28, 2006

Ropes4u posted:

This gem is currently playing on the documentary channel.

The Redemption of General Butt Naked

Joshua Milton Blahyi --aka General Butt Naked --was a ruthless and feared warlord during Liberia's 14-year civil war. Today, he has renounced his violent past and reinvented himself as a Christian evangelist on a journey of self-proclaimed transformation. Blahyi travels the nation of Liberia as a preacher, seeking out those he once victimized in search of an uncertain forgiveness. But in the end, are some crimes beyond the pale of forgiveness?
Dubbed "General Butt Naked" for fighting with nothing more than an AK-47 and a pair of leather shoes, Blahyi believed he possessed supernatural powers that made him impervious to bullets. The General and his army of child soldiers are said to have killed thousands during Liberia's horrific civil war.
Following a dramatic conversion to Christianity, the General abruptly laid down his weapons in 1996, leaving behind his soldiers, his country and a war that would rage for another seven years.
Today, Blahyi is on a quest for redemption: facing those he once terrorized, preaching where he once murdered, and trying to rebuild the shattered lives of those he commanded during the war. For five years, filmmakers Eric Strauss and Daniele Anastasion tracked his often troubling path up-close, finding both the genuine and disconcerting in Blahyi's efforts. The film forces us to question the very nature of what true, meaningful reconciliation looks like in a country where justice has not been available.
At every turn, THE REDEMPTION OF GENERAL BUTT NAKED asks viewers to confront hard questions about both the power and limits of forgiveness in a nation searching for healing and justice. Whatever you make of him -- liar or madman, charlatan or genuine repentant -- you will never meet another character as challenging as Joshua Milton Blahyi, General Butt Naked.

is this better than the Vice Guide To Liberia?

Aug 28, 2006

thanks to this thread, i watched the untold hockey episode, the malice at the palace episode, and that p-funk doc all in the last 24 hours.

all good stuff.

i didn't have Amazon video subscription, but a Google search under "videos" bright me to a site called "tubi" that let me watch the p-funk doc with ad interruptions (that can be blocked if you use the Brave Browser)

Aug 28, 2006

Alhazred posted:

Plus, holy poo poo, John Scher just blatantly said right out he partially blamed the girls for being raped.

rape is wrong.

rape also seems to always be a one-sided issue, though.

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