Daisy Victoria Vandy
Léo Boyeneh Kote
Massiata E. Kenneh
Fanta K. Smith
Set in the height of the summer during the Second Liberian Civil War, Johnny Mad Dog, is the story of a group of child shoulders forced into the life of rape, pillage, violence in their march towards the capital, Monrovia. The film, based on Emmanuel Dongala’s acclaimed novel Johnny Chien Méchant, gritty and corporal style highlights the moral and physical degradation the war has brought upon these child soldiers. Gripping and utterly realistic, the director forces the viewer to navigate the poignant and evocative subject matter themselves, making the film unforgettable and cathartic to experience.
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