Watch This: VICE Takes Us To Liberia
Warning: This video contains disturbing imagery and language...and it's extremely f-cked up.For the latest installment of the "Vice Guide to Travel" series, filmmakers Shane Smith and Andy Capper of Vice literally went where no one else has been: West Point in Monrovia, Liberia, "one of the worst slums in Liberia, which makes it one of the worst in West Africa, which makes it one of the worst in the world". The result is a raw, in-your-face and harrowing look at this country ridden with years civil war and poverty.
In the eight-part series, Smith, Capper and crew find themselves in some pretty hairy situations when they meet prominent war lords who go by the names General Butt Naked, General Rambo and General Bin Laden (who they got out of jail for about $100). These guys don't mess around. They travel through rivers, brothels, sewage-filled slums and the jungle to explore issues dealing with cannibalism, heroin and cocaine addictions, prostitution, AIDS, UN intervention and child soldiers....uhhh, just to name a few.
Trust us, this video series is worth your time, even CNN thinks so. As one commenter said "The guys who went over and filmed this piece must have balls made of cast iron." Agreed. In an online chat with Capper and Smith, when asked if they had security with them Smith said "nope, in fact our "security" and driver nearly got us killed in westpoint he was so freaked out".