Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children

Canada Film Days Festival 2013

Director Patrick Reed will be appearing at the May 8, 7:00pm screening! Q&A to follow screening.

Advance tickets for the closing night screening now available on Eventbrite

In 1993, Lieutenant-General Dallaire was appointed Force Commander for the United Nations Assistance Mission for Rwanda, where he witnessed the country descend into chaos and genocide, leading to the deaths of more than 800,000 Rwandans. Since his retirement, he has become an outspoken advocate for human rights, mental health and war-affected children.

In 1994 General Roméo Dallaire received orders to stand by as a genocidal civil war unfolded in Rwanda. He returned to Canada a disillusioned and shattered man. Still haunted by these memories, he has become a celebrated author and humanitarian, with a new mission: to bring his passion and dedication to ending the recruitment and use of children as soldiers around the world. Researcher and producer on Shake Hands With the Devil, the award-winning film that chronicled Dallaire’s experience in Rwanda, director Patrick Reed now follows him through DR Congo, Rwanda, South Sudan and North America as he talks with child soldiers, self-defense groups, militia leaders and those trying to demobilize these children. As Lieutenant-General Dallaire visits different countries searching for solutions to this horrific practice, graphic novel-style animation interspersed throughout his tour adds the first-person voice of a child soldier, and Ishmael Beah recounts a chilling story that makes clear the critical importance of Dallaire’s work. - Lynne Fernie

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Fight Like Soldiers, Die Like Children

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