Child's Century of War

A Child's Century of War

  • Canada
  • STC
    Director:
  • Shelley Saywell

“At the beginning of the last century, 9 out of 10 people killed in war were soldiers. At the beginning of this century, 9 out of 10 people killed are civilians. Most of them are children.” This chilling statistic opens A Childs Century of War and obliterates the images of heroic soldiers and high-tech weapons that disguise the effect of war on civilians. Instead, we see the horrific reality of war through the eyes and the words of children in Chechnya, the West Bank and Sierra Leone. Diary excerpts from children who suffered through the bombs, landmines, and devastation of past wars weave in and out of more contemporary stories, and together they present a heartbreaking testament of brutality against the innocent that damns all those who thoughtlessly agitate for war. Essential viewing. Lynne Fernie.

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