Production date: February-March, 2007, November 2005
Keywords: UNICEF, children, Nkunda, child soldier, CTO, DRC, DR Congo, Machel
Main shooting locations: Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo; Rutshuru, Democratic Republic of Congo
Main sequences: In the past ten years, much progress has been made in recognizing the importance of demobilizing child soldiers and reintegrating them with society. As UNICEF reviews the recommendations of the landmark U.N. “Machel Report” on children and armed conflict, the stories of former soldiers are much needed testimony. This is the story of “Masika,” a young woman who spent five years in a rebel militia in Democratic Republic of Congo.
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