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Children of War

Production year: 2008 | 2x28' or 46' | Genres: Current Affairs
When adults fight, children are the losers.
Origin country: Denmark
Production company: A-Com Production v/Eva Arnvig
Original title: Children of War
Original language: Danish
Formats: M&E

When adults fight, children are the losers. They have neither mental nor physical strength to deal with the horrors of war. Finding headless bodies, limps and massacred people leaves scars never to be healed. This is the situation in Afghanistan.

When adults fight, children are the losers. They have neither mental nor physical strength to deal with the horrors of war. Finding headless bodies, limps and massacred people leaves scars never to be healed. This is the situation in Afghanistan 

War trauma seriously affects the emotional and intellectual development of children ruining their chances of growing up as balanced individuals.  A capacity much needed in a country suffering from decades of war. Six million Afghan children are estimated to be steeped in crises.  Hundreds of billions of dollars are spent on the war. Compared to these amounts hardly anything is spent on the children. Experience shows that it is easy, cheap and feasible to help the minors and thus reducing the risk of them becoming future aggressors. This documentary pictures Afghan children, their life and background and some of the people deeply involved in helping children victimised by war.

The documentary has been researched since 2003 – shot in 2007 and 2008 in several locations in Afghanistan  from Tora Bora to Kabul.

Versions: Pal and NTSC

Format: 16-9                                                                   

Research: Eva Arnvig, Behroz Khan and Kirsten Larsen

Sound: Odd Ragnar Lund, Akbar Shinwari

Post production: Henrik Lindemann and Anders Refn

Cameraman: Odd Ragnar Lund, Akbar Shinwari and Henrik Lindemann

Consultant: Christian Howard-Jessen

Mix: Benjamin Juul

Narrator: Lesley Unwin

Manuscript: Eva Arnvig and Kirsten Larsen

Executive Producer: Eva Arnvig

Editing: Eva Arnvig and Henrik Lindemann

Special Thanks:  DANIDA, Danish Red Cross, Danish Demining, AHRO (Afghan Human Rights Organization) and Dacaar

Produced by A-Com Production and Hovsafilm

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