RebelleDVD - 2012 | French
Writer/director Kim Nguyen highlights the tragic plight of child soldiers in sub-Saharan Africa with this tale of a pregnant 14 year old girl recalling the time she was forced to kill her own parents and join the rebel army. Komona was just 12 when the rebels ransacked her village, and ordered her to slay her parents. Subsequently taken to the rebel camp and given an AK 47, Komona was beaten mercilessly by the rebel leader for showing weakness, and became the supreme leader's war witch after emerging the sole survivor in a bloody battle against the government army. Amidst all of this darkness, the one light in Komona's life is Magician, a 15 year old boy who shows her compassion in a world of cruelty. For a brief moment, it appears as if Komona and Magician have escaped the war, but their greatest battle has yet to be fought. Later, pregnant and haunted by the ghosts of her parents, Komona embarks on a trip back to her birthplace to make amends with her past, and ensure that her unborn child has a chance to live a life free from the sins of the mother.
Publisher: [Canada] : Distributed by Mongrel Media, c2012.
Branch Call Number: DVD FILM WAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Rebelle