Director Gerald Barclay's family was forced to flee their homeland of Liberia to the U.S. after a coup in 1980, which led to a devastating 15-year civil war. 21 years later, he is offered an assignment to produce an African Hip Hop documentary. He visits the Liberian refugee camp in Ghana to find a relative. During that search, he listens to the refugees' stories of survival, including a notorious killer, now a born-again preacher, General Butt Naked. This makes a dramatic impact on Gerald's life and he then embarks on a 4 year journey of documenting the devastating effects of the war that eventually leads him back to war torn Liberia.