FRONTLINE: Firestone and the Warlord DVD

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FRONTLINE: Firestone and the Warlord The secret relationship between the iconic tire company & the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor. Firestone and the Warlord reveals how the American tire company Firestone conducted business during the brutal Liberian civil war, piecing together how the stories of Charles Taylor (the American-educated war criminal notorious for his use of child soldiers) and Firestone ... More
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FRONTLINE: Firestone and the Warlord

The secret relationship between the iconic tire company & the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

Firestone and the Warlord reveals how the American tire company Firestone conducted business during the brutal Liberian civil war, piecing together how the stories of Charles Taylor (the American-educated war criminal notorious for his use of child soldiers) and Firestone (Liberia's largest single employer) intersected in fateful ways between 1989 and 1992. The investigation uncovers the details of the deal Firestone struck with the warlord - how it channeled millions of dollars to Taylor in exchange for being able to operate - money that, in his own words, provided the ""financial assistance that we needed for the revolution,"" and how Taylor turned the plantation into a rebel base that he used to wage war.With all eyes on Liberia as the country battles the worst Ebola outbreak in recorded history, FRONTLINE and ProPublica shine new light on the country's history and its civil war - a conflict that left lasting scars on the country's infrastructure and psyche - and raises provocative questions about corporate responsibility, accountability, and the ethical ramifications of doing business in conflict zones.

Producer: Marcela Gaviria, Maeve O達oyle, Will Cohen
Executive Producer: David Fanning
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Director: Marcela Gaviria
Host: Jonathan Jones, T. Christian Miller
Narrator: Will Lyman
Writers: Marcela Gaviria
Discs: 1
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

3 Reviews
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Truth S.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
True Story
Review by Truth S. on 07/17/20 review stating True Story
This is a must see documentary to show Firestones part in supplying money to Charles Taylor to fund his uprising. To me it was all about the profits and will think twice before I ever buy another Firestone product.
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Deuronemo
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Firestond the Worlord Charles Taylor
Review by Deuronemo on 07/17/20 review stating Firestond the Worlord Charles Taylor
This is an eye opner for all Liberians at home and abroad. This investigative documentary by Frontline and PropPublica concerning Firestone Rubber Plantation and the Warlord, Charles Taylor, is a wake-up call for all Liberian leaders to step back and think about it. I am wondering what will the Liberian people do about this. This is sad, discouraging, disappointing, and disgusting. However, this is a quality, informative, and interesting documentary for the emerging Liberian generation of future leaders to carefully study and lead Liberia to the next level.
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James W.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Complicity
Review by James W. on 07/17/20 review stating Complicity
The Liberian Presidents comment about Firestones financing of Taylors carnage of the Liberian people was a clear manifestation of her complicity to the heinous crime committed.


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