Soldier Child

Since 1990, the people of Northern Uganda have watched in horror as tens of thousands of children have been kidnapped from their homes, marched to Sudan, and then trained as child soldiers in a rebel army.
Acholi rebel-leader and religious fanatic Joseph Kony abducts Acholi children indiscriminately, brainwashes them, and then forces them to commit indescribable atrocities against their own families and friends.

Filmmaker Neil Abramson chronicles the plight of children in war-torn northern Uganda in this compelling documentary. Chronicling the savagery and horror that thousands of children endure as they are forced from their homes to serve in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Soldier Child weaves a gripping tale of torture, rape, starvation, and brainwashing.

Through black and white photos and on-camera interviews, the events at GUSCO – the rehabilitation facility for those fortunate enough to have escaped their captors – come to life. You’ll see selected stories of the victims of brutality, including poignant footage of a young boy whose feet are so infected from marching in the army that he can no longer walk and a teen-aged girl who has given birth as the result of being raped by LRA soldiers.

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  1. This was originally released in 1998 at the height of the war. I have a lot of admiration for the work of the care workers and what they do for the children. 

  2. Sweet Fuck, is this kony bullshit still polluting young minds out of there pocket money…using guilt and mass media attention as a weapon, trying to give young people a “lets save the world” attitude…. oh but at a price of course, they say “you cant save the children unless you part with your money for our action kit…”

    a fucking poster and two bracelets…. 

    I cant believe a well edited 30 min documentary on youtube made with the intent of planting guilt in young teens heads and giving it this (pop culture) status has actually  managed to gain so much support that our teenagers are backing (what is basically an American invasion into Africa)

    this is a disgrace and is an example of how youtube and other sites should be doing more to stop this kind of mass poisonous propaganda from susceptible young eyes

  3. This is preposterous.  The US is currently backing the same regime in Uganda that is guilty of doing the exact same thing for well over 15 years now.  In such unstable times and directed by history, why would the same tactics not be used by both sides of a desperate conflict?  I am not saying that it is right, just that it is the norm.  Please look at who the US is backing and as always, follow the money.  What is the purpose of all this?  Bin Laden is dead and a new fabled enemy must be created to unite the people in fear…

    •  It seems that corporate interest wish to expand their grasp on Africa’s abundant natural resources and allowing its puppets, whether it be the government or media to pump propaganda into our naive society once more.
      There truly seems to be no end to US imperialism or dare I speak the truth, corporate control and globalization. Whether the ignorant believe what I say is truth or not I still find it odd that people, only now, wish to act on the problem of child soldiers when this has been an issue for decades. Come on people, connect the dots.

  4. hi.. is there a video here?  am i not correctly looking for the video? i can’t seem to find 

  5. Me thinks America want to invade Africa.