Mohammed is just ten years old. For most of 1997 he was forced to act as a young commando with rebel forces in the jungles of Sierra Leone. Finally, along with three fellow comrades he escaped and crossed the border to Guinea. Today, he is one of the thousands queuing to register at the Gueckedou refugee camp. Emily Marlowe’s film evaluates the success of the Guinean government and the UN High Commission for Refugees in protecting the rights pledged to this huge African refugee population under the OAU Convention and the UN Convention on Refugees. In the second half of the film, she travels with a convoy of refugees returning to Liberia to reclaim their homes and land – and rebuild their lives.
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