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excellent travel related documentary
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http://www.jonhs.net/freemovies/invisible_children.htm 

The first part is fun and travel related, the rest is very touching.
 
These guys have quite a movement going.  check their website at www.invisiblechildren.com
 

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Good info!

I am leaving from EWR with $4000 for 9 days

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Just got to watch the video.  The guys have a bigger pair than I do.  Especially for a first trip.
I’ve recently watched Hotel Rwanda and Blood Diamond.  Blood Diamond shows the taking of the kids and training them to be killers.

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Everyone should see Hotel Rwanda. I’ve not seen the other 2 yet.

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Hotel Rwanda was an excellent film, blood diamond was okay but it wasn’t really focused
 
 
 

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Thanks rob_co2 for bringing up this topic!
 
I have been involved with Invisible Children for well over a year now and it is amazing to see how big and how fast the movement has grown! I think one of the most important messages Jason, Bobby and Laren are trying to get across is not just support for their particular organization, but an education campaign about the world we live in. 
 
While I think it is great that people are seeing movies like Hotel Rwanda (Rwandan Genocide 2004)  or Blood Diamond (Sierra Leone 1990’s) and reading continuous flurry of stories from the NY times about the current situation in Sudan or buying “red”.  I think that many people don’t seem to recognize that the political insability of one African country cannot be contained within its borders (i.e. post-Rwandan Genocide violence in Congo). Violence in Africa seems to have a never ending spill-over effect.  Anyone who says they have a practical “solution” for these problems is either a genius or an idiot.  I am neither…
 
If anyone is interested in gaining a new perspective on Africa/European Colonialism I recommend these books:
Things Fall Apart,  Chinua Achebe
Leopold’s Ghost, Adam Hochschild
Scramble for Africa, forgot the author….
 
   

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Well said,,, the “Hotel Rwanda” movie recommendation…  I did not see a better movie in 2004, 2005 or 2006 that that one!
 

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There is a student from Sudan at my college.  He was among a group of people trying to escape the violence.  Many were killed or eaten by crocs when crossing a river.  He hasn’t seen his mother in seventeen years. 

[url=“http://blazers.belhaven.edu/m_basketball/Basketball%20floor%20offers%20a%20life%20beyond%20war%20-%20The%20Clarion-Ledger.htm”]Here’s the link[/url]

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