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Season 2009 Episode 0524

Emmanuel Jal: A Boy Soldier's Story

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Emmanuel Jal: A Boy Soldier's Story
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Emmanuel Jal was born in a tiny village in Southern Sudan, only a short time before the outbreak of civil war. When his mother was killed by government soldiers, he and thousands of other children were recruited by the Sudan People's Liberation Army and trained as soldiers.Here, at a very special session of the Sydney Writers' Festival, Emmanuel tells his amazing story, and describes how education and music turned out to be his salvation. He even gets the audience dancing.moreless
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