Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It is all about the Story

I was finally able to shower (over 48 hours without H2O) last night before I saw an incredible documentary at the Film Festival, WARCHILD. It tells the story of Emanuel Jal, a Hip Hop artist. Being Sudanese and a former child soldier, he has many tales to tell and some are horrific. His is an unbelievable journey and some parts of the film were very difficult for me to watch. It has UN footage of him at age seven in a refugee camp, concert footage and glimpses of his life until he returned to Sudan in 2007. He is now in his late 20’s and sings his stories around the globe. His inspirational message of peace and reconciliation is powerful and well worth a Netflix.

You can learn about him and the movie by checking out these websites. I especially like his logo of an AK47 with a microphone at the end of the barrel.


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