Everybody's Children


Sunday March 8th, 2009 12:40pm Room 211

Everybody's Children

Joyce and Sallieu - they seem like typical teenagers, except that reserved Sallieu, 16, witnessed the murder of his mother as a young boy in war torn Sierra Leone, and vibrant Joyce, 17, left the Democratic Republic of Congo to avoid being forced into prostitution by her family. These teenagers arrive alone and traumatized to seek asylum in an alien country. Surprisingly, some provinces have no government program to care for these unaccompanied minors. As director Monika Delmos eloquently illustrates, these children ultimately belong to all of us.

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