HBO Documentary Films Presents - 'Witness: South Sudan'
November 13th, 2012 2:54pm EST
The third installment in a four-part documentary series from award-winning filmmaker Michael Mann, WITNESS: SOUTH SUDAN debuts this MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19 (9:00p.m. ET/PT) exclusively on HBO. In this documentary, Veronique de Viguerie – follows the "Arrow Boys" and their struggle against mass murderer General Kony is South Sudan.
In South Sudan, thousands have been killed, abducted or displaced by Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army. French photojournalist Veronique de Viguerie travels with the Arrow Boys, an unpaid militia of farmers who took up arms to protect their families from the LRA. For the last two decades, Joseph Kony has led a campaign of unfathomable brutality in an attempt to impose his command as the law of the land. His forces have kidnapped and forced into sexual or military slavery an estimated 60,000 children and driven two million of Uganda’s people from their homes. The pregnant de Viguerie treks through wilderness with the Arrow Boys, as well as with the Ugandan Army. On a night patrol she is asked if she ever gets scared. She replies, “Sometimes…but here there is no time.”
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