Director: Sékou Traoré Country: Burkina Faso/France/Cameroon Year: 2015 Running time: 100 mins Colour: Colour Language: French with English subtitles
Child. Soldiers. Some words simply don’t go together. This gripping, award-winning drama explores the psychological ramifications of this most appalling human rights violation. In an African country ravaged by civil war, a young idealistic lawyer is assigned to defend a rebel accused of war crimes. As the experiences of the former child soldier start to unfold, questions around morality and culpability come to the fore.
Followed by a Q&A with director Sékou Traoré. In partnership with the British Library as part of their ‘West Africa: Word, Symbol, Song’ exhibition.
This film is eligible for the AUF Audience Award