Here’s one you should all add to your must-see list. I want to see this movie so terribly not only for the story of child soldiers in war torn Congo but for the young actress who has already won acclaim and awards for her performance. She’s only 16 and was actually one of the many homeless children of the slums of Kinshasa, Congo prior to being cast in this movie.

I had seen a preview a few weeks ago and was going to follow up here and was reminded of the young actress while watching tonight’s Oscars. Can you believe she only got her visa to attend the Oscars only a few days before the ceremony?

Accepting Actress Award at Berlin Film Festival

It’s not often I get so moves just by a preview.
Watch the trailer below and you’ll see within the 90secs that this young lady is amazingly talented.
So happy that she and the movie are getting the recognition they deserve.
It’s probably going to be hard one to watch but very necessary.

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  1. jasmine w

    February 27, 2013 at 11:02 pm Reply

    Ok, just saw trailer, now I have to find this. Excellent recommendation. Thank you.

  2. Krystal K.

    February 27, 2013 at 4:51 pm Reply

    Love the stills. Definitely something I'd like to check out. I'm grateful for JessNYC's comment. I'm glad it doesn't seem that difficult to watch!

    Krystal K.
    The Feisty House

  3. JessNYC

    February 26, 2013 at 4:12 am Reply

    Thanks for the recommendation. I only heard of the film yesterday while watching portions of the award ceremony. I just watched the film and I didn't find it as gruesome as I anticipated (I'm guessing Walking Dead has desensitized me to "human" violence). The war story, surprisingly, in not the central story and theme though (don't want to spoil it for anyone). All in all, it is a great film!

  4. Bria OC

    February 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm Reply

    wow that movie looks like it is amazing and deep and so real

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