European Network Against Trafficking in Human Beings

New publication

Invisible Children: Rough Cut

Document number
1577
Date
2006
Title
Invisible Children: Rough Cut
Author/publisher
Laren Poole, Jason Russell
Availability
LSI library
Document type(s)
Multimedia,
Keywords
Child soldiers, Uganda, Documentary, Child recruitment, Sex tourism, Pornography, Domestic violence, Prostitution, Rape, Sexual harassment, Best Interests Principle, Child Victims of Trafficking, Separated Migrant Children, Unaccompanied minors, Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Child protection systems, Child Trafficking,
Summary
What started out as a film-making adventure in Africa, transformed into much more, when the three young American’s original travels took a divine turn, and they found themselves stranded in Northern Uganda. They discovered children being kidnapped nightly from their homes and subsequently forced to become fight as child soldiers. This film is dedicated to exposing this tragic, and amazingly untold story. Of the many ramifications that a 20 -year-long war can cause, the film “Invisible Children: Rough Cut” highlights what the community refers to as “NIGHT COMMUTERS.” We watch thousands of children “commute” out of fear, from their villages to nearby towns each night in order to avoid the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army) abductions. They sleep in public places, vulnerable, and without supervision. This film focuses in on 4 young boys: Jacob, Thomas, Tony, and Boni. Through their eyes, we relive the terror of abduction, courage of survival, the heartbreak of losing a brother, and the innate joy- found only in a child. Website: www.invisiblechildren.com
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