Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Child Soldiers: Newton Aduaka's TEDTalk


Filmmaker Newton Aduaka discusses his powerful film "Ezra" at the 2007 TED Africa Conference (photo courtesy: Afromusing)

Continuing on yesterday's theme, watch filmmaker Newton Aduaka's talk at the TED Africa Conference in 2007. In his talk, he showcases three clips of how interprets film, and finally mid-way through the talk, he shows us a clip from his award-winning film Ezra The Story of a Boy Soldier. Aduaka ends his talk with a very powerful point..."Africa should go forward, but we must look backwards so we don’t forget...so that we never go back there again!"

Here is the trailer to "Ezra" (also see below):



And here is Aduaka's excellent talk from the TED Africa Conference in 2007:

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