Posts Tagged ‘child soldiers’

Congo’s child soldiers

April 7, 2008

I saw the film Blood Diamond the other day and was very impressed, not just because its a good movie but because it bought to light issues that I think many people, including myself, were unfamiliar with. One storyline in the film is that of Dia Vandy, a young school boy who gets taken away from his family and taught how to fight as a soldier in Sierra Leone.

Anyway im not here to advertise the film but the clip below is basically the real version of that. It is a documentary by Al Jazeera on the rising number of child soldiers in Congo. It includes some disturbing scenes with real life stories from former child soldiers and victims of their crimes.