Director: Newton I. Aduaka | Countries of production: Austria, France, Nigeria, United Kingdom, United States | Year: 2007 | Length: 110 min
Language: English | Certificate: 15 Cert

One fateful morning, as seven-year-old Ezra skips on his way to school, he is kidnapped by rebels and taken into the jungle to be trained as a soldier.

Seven years later, Ezra sits in front of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, where he is asked to piece together a jigsaw puzzle of facts from the night of a devastating attack on a village. When Ezra’s mute sister, Onitcha, chooses to reveal a secret she has kept from her brother, what is supposed to be a confession of a former child soldier attempting to find internal peace after the horrors he witnessed, soon becomes a trial for the previously committed combatant in Sierra Leone’s decade-long civil war.

Based on a true story, Ezra shines a light on the abuse and misuse of children in war and gives an African perspective on the disturbing phenomenon of abducting child soldiers into the continent’s recent civil wars.

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