Monday, November 11, 2019

Daddy And The Warlord (2019) DOC NYC 2019

Cinematic exploration by filmmaker Shamira Raphaëla of journalist Clarice Gargard efforts to find out what exactly her father did twenty years earlier during the Liberian civil unrest. Her father was an official appointed by the president working and also working for a telecom company who was charged with taping phone lines and recording conversations and passing the calls and intelligence to a notorious warlord. Did he actually do it? If he did do it what else might he have done? More to the point does she really want to find out about the man she idolized?

Moody and atmospheric meditation on how the children view the sins of the our parents keep raises all sorts of questions most of us have never truly come to terms with. How well do we really know our parents, more to the point do most of us really want to know what they were/are like when we are not there? While the mystery at the heart of the tale is not one most of us can relate to, we have not been in a country at war, the issues surrounding it can’t help but echo in out head. Worth a look.

DADDY AND THE WARLORD plays with the gut punch short The Mortician of Manila on November 13th at DOC NYC. For more information and tickets go here

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