The award-winning Children of War is a timeless and powerful communication tool on the subjects of child soldiers, international justice, and post-war recovery and transformation.
Filmed in the former war-zone of northern Uganda over a period of three years, Children of War follows a group of former child soldiers as they escape the battlefield, enter the sanctuary of a rehabilitation center, and undergo a process of trauma therapy and emotional healing. 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 break through years of captivity, extreme religious indoctrination, and participation in war crimes with the help of a team of trauma counselors.
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.
WORLD PREMIERE - United Nations General Assembly Hall
EUROPEAN PREMIERE - European Parliament, Brussels
WINNER - 2011 Armin T. Wegner Humanitarian Award, Los Angeles
WINNER - 2010 CInema for Peace Award, Berlin
WINNER - 2010 International Film Festival on Human Rights, Brussels
WINNER - 2009 Artivist International Film Festival, Los Angeles
"Wonderful... Captures the joy of rebirth"
Radhika Coomaraswamy, United Nations Under-Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict
"Children of War is a remarkable film."
Amy Goodman, Journalist of Democracy Now
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