War Child

For hip hop artist Emmanuel Jal, a former child soldier in Sudan’s brutal civil war, the lyrics “Left home at the age of seven/one year later I’m carrying an AK47” are hardly empty posturing. They are the bitter reality of a young man with a terrifying past and a gentle soul who was “forced to sin” but to “never give up and never give in”. Today, wounded but still hopeful, he fights a new battle: bringing peace to his beloved Sudan and building schools in Africa. This time, his weapon is a microphone. Amazing and hopeful information. A highly crafted film.


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