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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bishari Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 88 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2001
Available in French: No

A Child's Century of War is a feature length documentary that takes the viewer on a journey through war from the perspective of children. It is an examination of the way modern war has changed and increasingly victimized children. Three contemporary wars are the heart of the film. Orphans of two Chechen wars, children growing up on the most dangerous street in the West Bank and children abducted by the rebel forces in Sierra Leone tell their stories. Diaries and voices of children from the past provide an eerie parallel of history. Narrated by Christopher Plummer.

Awards: ** 2003 Notable Video for Adults, Video Round Table of the American Library Association ** 2002 Nominee, Best Documentary, International Documentary Association ** 2002 Sheffield International Documentary Festival (UK) ** 2002 Toronto International Film Festival ** 2002 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival ** 2002 Galway Film Festival (Ireland) ** 2002 Thessaloniki Film Festival (Greece)

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