Children of Congo: From war to Witches

Over five million people have died during the past decade as a result of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Few people are aware of the unimaginable scale of human suffering, death, and destruction that has occurred in this vast country deep in the heart of Africa. In the aftermath of this brutal war, children have endured the brunt of the suffering. This 67 minute film documents the plight of thousands of street children living in Kinshasa and confirms the wide-spread accusations of child witchcraft, torture and child prostitution. The film also examines the efforts to reintegrate demobilized child soldiers, displaced refugees, and orphaned children following the eruption of the massive Nyiragongo volcano, near the city of Goma in Eastern Congo. These heroic efforts are finally bringing some measure of hope and stability to the lives of the Congolese people.

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Comment by Sandra Reis on October 10, 2008 at 10:12pm
Hi Dan,

The reality of the Congo and african people is very sad. What future will be these children? How long will it take before people wake up to the reality that happiness and peace only exist when in fact all people of the world can share them?
One of the ways to do this is how you did, disclose to the world that sad reality.
You did your part, now we have to do our part

Tanks for your great job!! The world need more people like you
Comment by maryse on October 4, 2008 at 3:01pm
very good video, didnt know so much about the Congo. what are ways to help now, these days?
Comment by Dominique Cloutier on September 7, 2008 at 2:51pm
What a beautiful video, Dan . Thank you so much for sharing this reality with us.
Much Love
Comment by Michele Queyroy on September 7, 2008 at 10:21am
Dan has captured a very unique view of the children condition is Congo!
Much has to be done and accomplished to benefit the Children there...and is so many part of the world!
Thank you Dan for promoting Peace and understanding across nations.
Comment by Irit Hakim-Keller on September 7, 2008 at 8:22am
A beautiful, sensitive, touching video. Very distressing to watch the children's way of living. It makes you want to help, to carnage, to hug,,,,,,,
Dan, Thank you.

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