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"It's very easy to create a killing machine. Just imagine. You're seven years old and taken away from your family…Your parents are killed in front of you or you're forced to kill somebody…Then you're given a gun and you're told, 'This gun is your life."– Grace Akallo

Grace, Milly and Lucy are three of thousands of young girls violently abducted from their villages in Uganda in the 1990s and 2000s by the Lord's Resistance Army and forced to become soldiers as well as wives to rebel commanders fighting government troops. With babies strapped to their backs and guns in their hands, they were driven to maim, burn and kill. Many girls escape, but they and their children are shunned and the road to self-forgiveness and community acceptance is long and painful. In this powerful call for justice and peace, these girl soldiers have become activists who raise their voices and organize to prevent other children from experiencing the same hell. Lynne Fernie

Credits

  • Director(s)

    • Raymonde Provencher
  • Producer(s)

    • Raymonde Provencher
    • Colette Loumède
    • Johanne Bergeron
  • Writer(s)

    • Raymonde Provencher
  • Editor(s)

    • Marina Popova
    • Denis Boisvert
  • Cinematography

    • François Beauchemin

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Focus On Program supported by

K.M. Hunter Charitable Foundation

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