Beyond the Classroom presents "Children of War"

When: Monday, September 23, 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: http://www.beyondtheclassroom.umd.edu/locationbtc.html : 1102 South Campus Commons, Building 1
Event Type(s): Movie/Film/Video

Filmed in Northern Uganda, "Children of War" is a unique and incandescent documentary which follows a group of former child soldiers as they undergo a process of trauma therapy and healing while in a rehabilitation center. 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 brutal abuse, extreme religious ideology, and participation in war crimes with the help of a heroic team of counselors. As these fearless allies guide the children forward into new lives, "Children of War" illuminates a powerful and cathartic story of hope and renewal in the aftermath of war.

"This film captures so poignantly the human cost" of this exploitation of young people. -- Dr. Radhika Coomaraswamy, U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict

Website: http://www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu

For more information, contact:
Dr. James V. Riker
Beyond the Classroom
+1 301 314 6622

www.BeyondTheClassroom.umd.edu




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