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16 February 2007 - UNICEF hosts book launch for Ishmael Beah, former child soldier

Tape#: JN 6933
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First-time author and former child soldier Ishmael Beah signs copies of his book ‘A Long Way Gone’ during the launch event at UNICEF House in New York.

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Production date: Various

Duration: 2:24

Keywords: UNICEF, children, child soldiers, Sierra Leone

Main shooting locations: Various

Main sequences: Ishmael Beah, a former child soldier from Sierra Leone, spoke at a reception marking publication of his memoir, ‘A Long Way Gone’, at UNICEF headquarters in New York. The book chronicles his violent past and the road back to reclaiming his humanity with the help of a UNICEF-supported rehabilitation programme. 

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