A Child's Century of War
Catalogue Number: BF0011
Producer: Bishari Films
Subject: Documentary, Global Issues, Global Studies, Guidance, Politics, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Sociology
Grade Level: 9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin: Canada
Copyright Year: 2001
Running Time: 88
At the beginning of the last century, nine out of ten people killed in war were soldiers. At the beginning of this century, nine out of ten people killed in war were civilians. Most of them are children. A Child’s Century of War is a feature length documentary that takes the viewer on a journey through war from the perspective of children. It is an examination of the way modern war has changed and increasingly victimizes children. Three contemporary wars are the heart of the film. Orphans of two Chechen wars, children growing up on the most dangerous street of the West Bank and children abducted by the rebel forces in Sierra Leone tell their stories. Dairies and voices of children from the past provide an eerie parallel of history.
Narrated by Christopher Plummer.
Academy Award Best Feature Documentary, Short-list
“Genius work of staggering heartbreak” - Toronto Star
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