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Firestone and the Warlord

Author: Films Media Group,; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, [2014] 2016. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
History
Named Person: Charles Ghankay Taylor; Charles Ghankay Taylor
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films Media Group,; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
OCLC Number: 950680561
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 25 min., 36 sec.)) : color and sound.
Contents: World's Largest Rubber Plantation (3:38) --
Charles Taylor (2:50) --
Rebel Army (3:36) --
Harvey Firestone (3:38) --
Liberian Plantation (3:13) --
Life on the Plantation (2:26) --
Liberian Coup d'état (4:00) --
Plantation Invasions (3:05) --
Firestone Refugees (2:33) --
Living in Peril (3:13) --
Bloodletting in Liberia (2:49) --
Firestone Bought Out (3:48) --
Return to the Firestone Plantation (3:17) --
Small Boys Unit (2:34) --
Genocide (3:33) --
Taylor Exercises Control (2:14) --
Legality and Morality (3:26) --
Firestone's Presence in Liberia (1:56) --
Cooperating with Taylor (3:00) --
Defending Firestone (2:19) --
"Mr. President" (3:20) --
Rebuilding Trust (3:54) --
Operation Octopus (2:12) --
Plantation Bombings (3:15) --
Taylor's Dictatorship (2:09) --
Taylor Goes on Trial (3:37) --
Firestone and Taylor (1:30) --
Credits: Firestone and the Warlord (2:06)
Other Titles: Frontline (Television program)
Responsibility: Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.).

Abstract:

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.

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