Children of Congo: From War to Witches
- Human Rights, Foreign Worlds, Investigation, Social Issues, and Culture
Over five million people have died during the past decade as a result of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Few people are aware of the unimaginable scale of human suffering, death, and destruction that has occurred in this vast country deep in the heart of Africa. In the aftermath of this brutal war, children have endured the brunt of the suffering. This 67 minute film documents the plight of thousands of street children living in Kinshasa and confirms the wide-spread accusations of child witchcraft, torture and child prostitution. The film also examines the efforts to reintegrate demobilized child soldiers, displaced refugees, and orphaned children following the eruption of the massive Nyiragongo volcano, near the city of Goma in Eastern Congo. These heroic efforts are finally bringing some measure of hope and stability to the lives of the Congolese people.
- Running time
- 67 and 57 minutes
- Dan Balluff ... Producer/Director
- Prod. Co.
- Light Beam Productons - Minnesota
- United States
- Years of Production
- Democratic Republic of Congo and the United States
- Release year
- Strasburg, APRA, Commffest, International film festivals of South Africa and Egypt, Cape Winelands, British, and the Pan African Cultural Film Festival
- English, French
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