FRONTLINE: Firestone and the Warlord DVD - AV Item

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FRONTLINE and ProPublica reveal how the stories of Charles Taylor (the American-educated war criminal notorious for his use of child soldiers) and the tire company Firestone (Liberia's largest single employer) intersected during the brutal Liberian civil war. This film raises provocative questions about corporate responsibility, accountability, and the ethical ramifications of doing business in conflict zones.

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Features:

  • Length: 90 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Country of Origin: United States

AV Benefits:

Why the AV version? Because it provides additional usage options for PBS videos. AV versions come with limited performance rights so they can be shown in classrooms, at PTA meetings, during after school programs, and transmitted on a closed-circuit system within a building or on a single campus. They also can be enjoyed in admission-free public screenings, which also makes them ideal for use by library patrons and businesses involved in community clubs and organizations.
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Professional Reviews:

"meticulous...[offering] a sobering but necessary history lesson." - Variety

"food for thought in the context of investing in countries where radical terrorist movements operate." - Barrons

Product Description

Features:

  • Length: 90 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Production Year: 2014
  • Country of Origin: United States

Description

  • FRONTLINE: Firestone and the Warlord

    The secret relationship between the iconic tire company & the infamous Liberian warlord Charles Taylor.

    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.

    This DVD features subtitles in English (SDH)