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July 29th, 2008
Lord's Children
Video: Full Episode

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.

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  • Alan

    Extraordinary – to make a work of art and documentation of this important subject.

  • ila trivedi

    Hi i would like to help Jennifer to buy sewing machine how can help pl let me know

  • Jan

    It is so important to document that these three children never lost sight of the fact that they were being forced to commit the atrocities. Having them express this, from their own mouths, touched my heart. I hope everyone who sees this understand what the children are saying, and treat abuse victims all over the world as though they were forced, not as though they participated. Thank you, PBS, for this important work.

  • Mary

    Thank you for showing this vital documentary on the atrocities in Uganda. It has further my knowledge and understanding about war and sufferance.

  • francis

    I think its sad that the parents dont want to take the back the children after they were abdocted.

  • Moses koech

    am a kenyan living in NJ,USA and also a keen viewer of wide angle.i just wanted to thank those of you who are also concerned about Africa in general and willing to help. Tears just rolls down my chics as i watch this films about poverty,diseases,and political chaos in Africa for this are things which we are undergoing in Africa.Thanks you so much

  • Dianne Austin

    I was extremely with the program and Aaron Brown showing this to the American people. I would like to have a movie of this program for my family or would like to know when it may be viewed again. I think it is vital that Americans realize what is happenting in the world like this! Please email me as to the possibility of a video or another programing of this show. I would like to communicate with Betty Bigombe. Dianne Austin 706 4941343 or 706 3934261 Thanks to the founders and funders for providing this program!

  • Andrea

    Can someone please inform me on how to get access to watch this video?

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  • luis man !

    i think thats messed up how no one has heavenly power….evil people who take over

  • Joann Bushnell

    I feel like I need to work harder at staying informed about what is and has gone on in our world especially with oppression of others. I don’t want to ever become dull to the voice of hurting people.

  • Taylor Murdoch

    A movement for the abducted child soldiers of Northern Uganda

    Be the change you wish to see.

  • Jiao Xie

    I know that people are just people. It’s what they do that makes them good or bad.A moment of love,even in a bad man…can give meaning of life.None of us knows which path will lead us to God. Sometimes i wonder will God ever forgive us for what we’ve done to each other.Then i look around and i realize maybe God Left this place a long time ago.I believe that one day when all wars will come to the end. Hope there to be a better tomorrow for those children , remind us to come together and aim toward a better world.

  • patricia

    i need to download the full video for a presentation… sombody knows a link? thnk

  • kishore

    Really interesting program, I should thank people from PBS and Wideangle for making this and all the other documentaries on global issues.

  • john

    this is very nice video.

  • Mario Hakulinen

    Dear Sirs,

    Anyway to download your episodes in a decent way?
    No iTunes related downloads.
    Why I can’t dowload directly from your site?
    Hope you do this things more user friendly.

    Best regard

    Mario Hakulinen

  • Jamie

    I would like to point out that not only is Joseph Kony still AT LARGE but he is still abducting thousands on thousands of children every day. Children have not been released. They are DIEING every single DAY. For more information visit

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