Invite some friends over to watch and discuss the film, BEASTS OF NO NATION. This Netflix Original Film is based on the highly acclaimed novel by Nigerian author Uzodinma Iweala, bringing to life the gripping tale of Agu, a child soldier torn from his family to fight in the civil war of an African country.
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The use of child soldiers is illegal under international law, and is a particular and horrible form of modern-day slavery.Children who are associated with armed conflicts experience incredible psychological trauma, and often struggle to regain any sense of normalcy. Gilbert Mundais a TIP Report Hero from 2014 who works with children who used to be associated with an armed group. Having come out of a life marked by brutality and struggle, these children have to find a place to heal and a way to deal with the crimes they may or may not have committed. In Sierra Leone, for example, children were used by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF) as executioners. Young girls who are associated with armed groups are often raped, and forced to become pseudo-wives or sexual slaves.
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