Children of Congo: From War to Witches

Children of Congo: From War to Witches
1:06:40 | 2008

Categories: Documentary, War

Over five million people have died during the past decade as a result of the war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Few people are aware of the unimaginable scale of human suffering, death, and destruction that has occurred in this vast country deep in the heart of Africa.

In the aftermath of this brutal war, children have endured the brunt of the suffering. This 67 minute film documents the plight of thousands of street children living in Kinshasa and confirms the wide-spread accusations of child witchcraft, torture and child prostitution.

The film also examines the efforts to reintegrate demobilized child soldiers, displaced refugees, and orphaned children following the eruption of the massive Nyiragongo volcano, near the city of Goma in Eastern Congo.

These heroic efforts are finally bringing some measure of hope and stability to the lives of the Congolese people. Dan Balluff's CHILDREN OF CONGO: FROM WAR TO WITCHES is a must see film, showing individuals and organizations that are implementing positive change for the children and the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.


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February 7, 2015
Amy Ramsay
February 18, 2014
Gerry Chidiac
September 17, 2013
This is a fantastic film! I worked at ORPER in Kinshasa many years ago. I am happy to see that their work is exapnding. There is much hope for the DRC. I love how this film brings that out.
Elia Taban
February 13, 2012
i myself experienced the event since i worked in that center of ORPER of kinshasa. i know the place very well. the solution to the problem is politically ! there is great poverty which leads other parents to any kind of life or belief !