Friday, October 2, 2009

Johnny Mad Dog

We recently watched a rather disturbing movie, that warrants a mention.



Kidnapping takes its vilest form as armed children in Liberia commandeer other kids to join their marauding troop. Fiction based on unbelievable fact, "Johnny Mad Dog" chronicles the atrocities of the ongoing civil war in that West African nation. The film directed by Jean-St├ęphane Sauvaire, thrusts you into a world far worse than any hell you can imagine.

The scariest thing about this movie is the irrationality of it all. The more they murder, rape and plunder, the more desensitized they get, and they are only KIDS. From this show you can glean some insights into the psychology and mechanics that spur these young rebels to take up arms.


photo from here

Locations and production design are top-notch!
Go watch it.

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