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Emmanuel Jal in War Child

War Child

2008 PG-13

Hip-hop star Emmanuel Jal returns home to Sudan, where he was forced to fight as a child soldier during the region's civil war, in this powerful documentary that examines the roots of the long-running conflict and its impact on Jal's life and music. Going back to Africa to be reunited with his family provokes a deeply moving response in Jal, and his powerful songs reveal his very complex feelings about one of the world's overlooked tragedies.