What critics are saying about Camp 72:

Mairead Maguire
Nobel Peace Laureate
‘To understand something you have to go back to its very beginning. With great courage and sensitivity, in her documentary Camp 72, Director and Producer Seema Mathur takes us to the roots of the Liberian Civil War. This documentary gives us an insight into why some people kill and how a genocide could be carried out upon the Liberian people. There are many lessons we need to learn if we are to through education and preemptive measures, prevent future violent ethnic/political conflicts and wars, and this documentary will make a great contribution to our understanding and peacemaking actions.”

Jeff Newton
CBS 60 Minutes Producer
“Camp 72 is the kind of film seldom being done anymore because it takes so much time and is so complicated that most television and movie producers are loathe to tackle the nuanced content. But here, Director and Producer Seema Mathur delves into not only the complicated subject of what makes people kill, but it also gives voices to the voiceless — Africans whom the world has forgotten but whom desperately need to be heard. If genocides are to come again or be allowed to continue, it is because people forget. Camp 72 reminds us not to forget and to remember our collective humanity.”

Kyra Phillips
CNN Anchor & Correspondent
“Camp 72 is not only provocative and emotional, it demands justice. I know Seema Mathur poured her heart and soul into this project with the dream to make a difference. She did just that.”

LaDawn Haglund
Chair, Arizona State University Section on Human Rights
“This remarkable film manages to be both bold and sensitive in exploring a complex and profound social tragedy lived by the people of Liberia. At the same time, it allows viewers to witness and experience the transformation and healing that can emerge with time and forgiveness. Unforgettable.”

Micheline Muzaneza
Viewer from the Democratic Republic of the Congo 
“Gladys gave me hope. Before, because of what I went through I had no hope, but Gladys has made me change the way I think and now I have hope. These are tears of hope.”

Daniel Rothenberg
School of Politics and Global Studies/Co-Director, Center on the Future of War Arizona State University
“Camp 72 provides extraordinary insight into the brutality of the Liberian armed conflict and is one of the few films that presents detailed interviews with perpetrators, showing how some have prospered and others find themselves impoverished and disempowered. It reveals the challenges faced by survivors, the possibilities of reconciliation, and the challenges of post-war reconstruction.”