Ashland University’s Human Trafficking Awareness Group, accompanied by the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, will show the film, “Children of War,” on Nov. 1 at 7 and 9 p.m. in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center Auditorium. This event is free and open to the general public.
The independent documentary focuses on the lives of former child soldiers. Having been abducted from their homes and schools and forced to become fighters by the Lord’s Resistance Army – a quasi-religious militia led by self-proclaimed prophet and war criminal Joseph Kony – the children confront and break through years of brutal abuse, extreme religious ideology and participation in war crimes. Forcing children to fight is a growing, worldwide phenomenon throughout third-world countries.