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Film Talk: War Witch, with Eduardo Garcia Rolland and Layal Sarrouh

Please join us for a screening and discussion of War Witch (French: Rebelle), with Child Protection Technical Advisor Eduardo Garcia Rolland and Watchlist's Research and Reports Officer Layal Sarrouh.

This powerful Canadian drama is set in Sub-Saharan Africa. "Komona, a 14 year old girl, tells her unborn child the story of how she became a rebel. It all began when she was 12; kidnapped by the rebel army, she was forced to carry an AK 47 and kill. Her only escape and friend is Magician, a 15 year old boy who wants to marry her. Despite the horrors and daily grind of war, Komona and Magician fall in love. They thought they had escaped the war, but fate decided otherwise. In order to survive, Komona will need to return to where she came from and make amends with her past. Around them, war rages on..." (Synposis)

This award-winning film was made primarily in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and debuted in 2012. The trailer may be viewed here.

This event is sponsored by the Working Group on Peace, Education, and Conflict and Gottesman Libraries.

Persons interested in attending may rsvp with details via online support no later than Monday, 10/28.

Where: 306 Russell



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  • Jennifer Govan
  • 678-3022
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