Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Invisible Children

Frazar Online Film Collection: Invisible Children



Source: Google Video

In the spring of 2003, three young Americans traveled to Africa in search of such as story. What they found was a tragedy that disgusted and inspired them. A story where children are weapons and children are the victims. The "Invisible Children: rough cut" film exposes the effects of a 20 year-long war on the children of Northern Uganda. These children live in fear of abduction by rebel soldiers, and are being forced to fight as a part of violent army. This wonderfully reckless documentary is fast paced, with an MTV beat, and is something truly unique. To see Africa through young eyes is humorous and heart breaking, quick and informative - all in the very same breath.

Resources:

In the Library:
  • Hansen, Holger Bernt, and Michael Twaddle. 1998. Developing Uganda. Oxford: James Curry.  [link: NetLibrary, WorldCat]
  • Ness, Cindy D. 2008. Female terrorism and militancy: agency, utility, and organization. Contemporary terrorism studies. London: Routledge.  [link: NetLibrary, WorldCat]
  • Vinci, Anthony. 2009. Armed groups and the balance of power the international relations of terrorists, warlords and insurgents. LSE international studies. London: Routledge.  [link: NetLibrary, WorldCat]

On the Web: