Actor Director Dermot Mulroney will direct a film based on the life of Liberian football player George Weah. The actor - who recently completed filming on his directorial debut Love Wedding Marriage - and his partners are said to be excited about making a movie about the soccer legend.
Weah known in Liberia as King George rose from the slums of Liberia's capital, Monrovia, to not only become one of the best soccer player in the world, but also the only person to win FIFA World Player of the Year, European Footballer of the Year and African Footballer of the Year in one season (1995). He used his popularity as a sports figure to help child soldiers lay down their weapons during Liberia's civil war, and he was a factor in bringing down the bloody dictatorship of Charles Taylor, presently on trial at the Hague for international war crimes.
Mulroney, along with producing partners Tharita Cutulle and Rainier Negri, recently secured a deal for Weah's life rights after making a final presentation to him at his Miami home.
GOD, Country, Family, service before self.............
Liberia in Pictures
Liberia In the 60s
The Lone Star forever
The national song
When freedom raised her glowing form on Montserrado's verdant height, She set within the doom of night, 'midst low ring stars and thunderstorms the star of liberty - and seizing from the waking morn, its burnished shield of golden flame she lifted in her proud name and raise a people long forlorn to noble destiny The Lone Star forever! The Lone Star forever! O long may it float over land and over sea. Desert it, no never! Uphold it, forever! O shout for the Lone Star banner, All hail.
signs of progress
The new army
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia.
originally from Paynesville city, the republic of Liberia,a small country on the west coast of
Africa,I now live in Minneapolis, Minnesota the United states of America.
Ever Mindful of the many negative information about my country due largely in part to the almost two decades of civil war, i have created this blog as a means to share with all well meaning people and friends of Liberia, the many positive aspect of my country.
GOD, Country and family first,is my motto, every other thing is secondary.