Child Soldiers, the Fallen Innocence

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child stipulates that “States Parties shall take all feasible measures to ensure that persons who have not attained the age of 15 years do not take a direct part in hostilities.” However, in war-torn countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, the number of child soldiers continues to climb. How effective are international treaties? What can we do to help?

About the Documentary

Invisible Children 
Three college students—Jason Russel, Bobby Baily, and Laren Poole—went to Sudan “in search of a story.” However, what they discovered instead were the desperate child soldiers in the forests of northern Uganda. Hunger, abuses, slaughter—the suffering these children endured appalled these frivolous young men. They earnestly documented the hellish circumstances the children experienced, asking the world to help.