1 x 56 minute documentary
Thousands of children in more than forty countries across the globe are being forced and tricked into becoming soldiers. It is a tragedy that we are all well aware of – we often see them on the TV news casually toting AK47s.
Through a series of intimate encounters we meet some of the child soldiers who have been through the trauma of war in Uganda, Sudan, Burma, Colombia and Sierra Leone. We examine the complex issues of recruitment, the hazardous and often brutal life of child soldiers, and for those that survive the fighting – the daunting post-conflict challenges that lay before them.
Winner Child Rights Award, Osnabrueck Independent Film Festival in Germany 2003
Winner Best Program (about child rights) ABU/CASBBA/UNICEF 2002
Honorable Mention, Social Issues Division, Columbus International Film Festival 2002
Silver World Medal, National/International Affairs, New York Film Festival 2002
Bronze World Medal, UNESCO Awards 2002
Writer and Director Alan Lindsay
Original Concept and Development Greg Colgan & Peter Du Cane
Cinematographers Tim Wise, Yi Chiu Kwan, Alan Lindsay, Meredith Davenport, Sophie Barry, & Kevin Manning
Editor David Fosdick
Producer Andrew Ogilvie
An Electric Pictures Production 2002