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Joshua Milton Blahyi was a ruthless and feared warlord during Liberia's 14-year civil war in the late 1900s and early 2000s. Today, he has renounced his violent past and reinvented himself as a Christian evangelist on a journey of self-proclaimed transformation. Blahyi travels Liberia preaching and seeking out those he once victimized in search of an uncertain 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 the 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. Now, 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 tracked his often troubling path up-close, finding Blahyi's efforts both genuine and disconcerting.
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