Nancee Oku Bright’s documentary Liberia: America’s Stepchild tells the history of Liberia and the country’s relationship with the United States. It airs on some PBS stations on Thursday, October 10th, but check local listings because many stations (including WGBH which produced it) are showing it on other days.
This isn’t your standard PBS documentary because Bright narrates and weaves her own story into the program. When she says that over 150,000 people have died in the Liberia’s civil war, it becomes more than an unfathomable number when she mentions that includes four of her relatives. AllAfrica has an interview with Bright.
If you miss it on your local station, the program is available on video (and many libraries order PBS shows).Powered by Sidelines