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Title War child [videorecording] : a new fight, a new weapon / an18th Street Films production, in association with Interface Media Group, The Global Fund For Children ; a C. Karim Chrobog film ; produced by C. Karim Chrobog, Afshin Molavi ; directed by C. Karim Chrobog

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Reel U Films, [2008].


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 GDL Central Library DVD    92 Jal,E WAR    Available
Description 1 videodisc (92 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Note Originally released as a documentary film in 2008.
Accompanying CD includes three songs written and performed by Jal: "Warchild" (4 min.); "Baaki Wara" (4 min.); "Stronger" (4 min.)
Credits Director of photography, S.J. Staniski ; editor, Nels Bangerter ; music by Emmanuel Jal ; original score, Charlie Barnett.
Performer Interviewees: Emmanuel Jal, Ben Parker, Dan McCarey, John Prendergast, Evans Maendeh, Ted Dagne.
Summary A film detailing the life of Emmanuel Jal, a victim and refugee of Sudan's civil wars. Now a successful hip-hop artist, as a seven- year-old Sudanese boy Jal was conscripted into an army as one of 10,000 child soldiers. Fighting through two separate civil wars over the course of nearly a decade, Jal survived, eventually adopted by a British aid worker. As an adult, he relates his story and his hope for peace through his activism and through popular music, recording and releasing his own work and performing with international stars.
System Details DVD, widescreen presentation.
Subject Jal, Emmanuel -- Childhood and youth.
Child soldiers -- Sudan -- Biography.
Rap musicians -- Biography.
Political activists -- Biography.
Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Personal narratives.
Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Children -- Biography.
Sudan -- History -- Civil War, 1983-2005 -- Refugees -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographical films
Documentary films
Musical films
Added Author Jal, Emmanuel.
Chrobog, C. Karim. (Christian Karim)
Molavi, Afshin.
Parker, Ben.
McCarey, Dan.
Prendergast, John.
Maendeh, Evans.
Dagne, Theodore S.
18th Street Films.
Reel U Films.
Added Title Warchild
New fight, a new weapon
Baaki wara.
Standard No. 860381000026

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