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PBS-Wide Angle: “Lord’s Children” documentary film

…shown on Tuesday, July 29th.  Here is a synopsis of the program from PBS.org (also click on the link for the trailer).   

WIDE ANGLE is with the center’s counselors as they help the physically and emotionally scarred children put their lives back together. Jennifer Akelo was abducted by the LRA when she was nine years old, handed a gun and trained to fight. Raped by a rebel soldier, Jennifer now fears that she is HIV positive. Kilama, 13, is rejected by his grandmother who is fearful of his turbulent past. Homeless, he wanders to the nearby city, like thousands of other children, in constant fear of being re-kidnapped by the rebels.

At a young age, Francis witnessed two children executed with machetes for not following orders. Terrified of a similar fate, he fled and now hopes to be reunited with his mother. As these children piece their lives together, the LRA continues to carry out attacks in the region. While the ICC has issued an arrest warrant for Kony in 2005, he remains at large hiding in the jungle of neighboring Congo, where he and his followers have been accused of more child kidnappings.

“Lord’s Children” is now available online in the full version.  If you missed it the other night on television, check out the video here.

ChildSoldierRelief was used as a research resource for the web-exclusive supplement portion of the show.

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