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Children of War

by Bryan Single

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Runtime: 75′

Filmed inside the war zone of northern Uganda over a period of three years, Children of War is a unique and incandescent documentary which follows the story of a group of former child soldiers as they undergo a process of trauma therapy and emotional healing while in a rehabilitation centre.

Having been abducted from their homes and schools and forced to become fighters by the Lord’s Resistance Army — a quasi-religious militia led by self-proclaimed prophet and war criminal Joseph Kony — the children struggle to confront and breakthrough years of brutal abuse, extreme religious ideology, and participation in war crimes with the help of a heroic team of trauma counsellors.

As these fearless allies guide the children forward into new lives, Children of War illuminates a powerful and cathartic story of forgiveness and hope in the aftermath of war.

The film was followed by a debate with distinguished panellists moderated by Reed Brody of Human Rights Watch.

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