Ezra and Chopper take “The Phantom” to investigate a distress call from a smuggler’s ship, where Ezra is tempted to join the crew of Hondo Ohnaka.
By Bryan Single
Filmed in northern Uganda over a period of three years, CHILDREN OF WAR is a unique and incandescent documentary which follows a group of former child soldiers as they undergo a process of trauma therapy and healing while in a rehabilitation center. Having been abducted from their homes and schools and forced to become fighters by the Lord’s Resistance Army–a quasi-religious militia led by self-proclaimed prophet and war criminal Joseph Kony–the children struggle to confront and break through years of brutal abuse, extreme religious ideology, and participation in war crimes with the help of a heroic team of counselors. As these fearless allies guide the children forward into new lives, CHILDREN OF WAR illuminates a powerful and cathartic story of hope and renewal in the aftermath of war.