The Ambassador, Dane provocateur Mads Brügger’s expose of corruption in Liberia that finds him buying a consular posting to the Central African Republic, has enjoyed a brisk run on the festival circuit and a commercial release in New York City. Now, just as the film is poised to open the second Antenna Documentary Festival in Sydney, word is coming from African media that Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is calling for Brügger’s extradition.
“Mr. Cortzen [the director’s fictitious name in the film] is an impostor, a criminal,” she told FrontPage Africa. “We will pursue him, and we will get him down here to face legal procedures by any means possible.”
Here’s an analysis by AllAfrica’s Aaron Leaf, and an update from FrontPage Africa.
The Ambassador will screen twice as part of Antenna’s line-up, the opening event Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00pm at Dendy Opera Quays, and again Sunday, October 14 at 7:00pm at Dendy Newtown. Go here for ticketing information.
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