GRACE, MILLY, LUCY…CHILD SOLDIERS

“When we usually speak about child soldiers, we rarely realize that many of them are girls. This little-known reality is underscored by the gripping personal accounts of Grace Akallo, Milly Auma, and Lucy Lanyero in Raymonde Provencher’s riveting, visually stunning film. As adults seeking to rebuild their lives, they are three among thousands of young girls violently abducted from Ugandan villages by the Lord’s Resistance Army, a rebel force that trained kidnapped girls to fight and kill, often forcing them into child-bearing unions with their captors. Back in their village and internationally, these survivors of a shattered past help women ex-rebels find a voice in the world, acceptance at home, and forgiveness from one another. And joining forces with victims of other conflicts, they are active in a global campaign, envisioning a more just world where their own and all children are no longer tools of war.”

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