I cried my way through this movie/documentary. “We are Acholi.”
// when the girl falls on the grave of her father and bursts out in tears “I wann lie with daddy.” I lost it completely. Wonders if anyone has seen it.
I was touched greatly by this too. I have been avoiding facing the facts about northern Uganda as it’s my country and the feeling of guilt is overwhelming.I was also very very sad when Dominic who kept talking about his brother got smartly dressed and walked to the army barracks to inquire from a recently captured rebel if his brother was still alive. The rebel just told him that no he is dead we had orders to kill him. The little boy asks him why do rebels kidnap young children when they know it’s bad.I cried through the whole film. Must watch. If your in Ugandan, or your a Ugandan, or an African. I think this is one of the best films ever!
This video is really great for educating people about the situation of child soldiers.The situation has improved greatly in Northern Uganda. This summer I was with The Trans-cultural Psycho-social Organization (TPO)They try their best to help those recovering from the war. Many ex-soldiers are left with severe PTSD. In addition it’s hard for the government(the goverment almost always sends not enough drugs or too many of one kind and not another or one that are just about to expire) and the remaining NGO’S to provide aid regarding mental health to those recovering especially in rural areas. Most of the people have left life on the refugee camps which they perceived as safe to back to their villages. Some find it hard to go back as they live deep in the village and where most probably abducted or attacked from where they have to return. People are not only scared physically and mentally.You can imagine from the images displayed in the video.
I know about TPO’s work first hand.
CARE Has a variety of projects as well
Also the Italian corporation but I have yet to find a link for them.
Feel free to do more research on the subject and remember that you are more able than many others to make this change. So don’t just sit there feeling sad.
Rush Limbaugh claims that the Lord’s Resistance Army are a group of Christians fighting islam in Sudan.He is the most stupid man I have ever heard speak in MY LIFE! EVER!!!
E.V.E.R I don’t understand how any human being with any understand of ANYTHING can listen to him, why does this man’s voice deserve to heard and yet so many lend a deaf ear to those who are suffering?