For those who didn’t have the opportunity to view the outstanding feature-length documentary film by Katharina von Schroeder (Film Director and SCID Student), We Were Rebels, at the recent Annual SCID Symposium, the following YouTube clip and film review may be of interest alongside the webpages of the production company and the film’s FB page: LSE Africa – Film Review.
The film follows the story of a former child soldier returning to South Sudan, spanning over 2 years from its independence in 2011 to the outbreak of conflict at the end of 2013. It is currently touring international film festivals and has recently won the prestigious German TV award ‘Grimme Preis’.
Katharina’s presentation at the Symposium on the challenges of researching and filming in South Sudan will soon be able to be watched on this Blog, and her paper will also be shortly published in the Annual SCID Reader.
In the meantime, I would strong encourage anyone to watch this film if they have the opportunity.