The region of Northern Uganda was ravaged by one of Africa’s longest civil wars until 2006. For over 20 years, more than 65,000 children, some as young as five years old, have been kidnapped by Uganda’s anti-government rebel group, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), and forced to serve as child soldiers and sex slaves.
Under the command of LRA leader Joseph Kony, these children have been terrorized into committing the worst atrocities, even killing their own families. Lord’s Children follows three former LRA soldiers who escaped from the bush and have since taken refuge in a rehabilitation center.
WIDE ANGLE anchor Aaron Brown introduces Lord’s Children Jennifer explains how she was trained to kill Kilama’s grandmother fears his brutal past Kilama and Jennifer undergo a traditional Acholi Jennifer, Kilama and Francis try to rebuild their lives WIDE ANGLE host Aaron Brown interviews former Ugandan Cabinet Minister Betty Bigombe Production Credits