He was a child soldier by the age of seven, taking part in the Sudanese civil war. Five years later, Emmanuel Jal escaped to Kenya — a journey that lives on in the hip-hop records he’s sold in countries around the world. We talk with Jal about the music inspired by his life story — as well as with a local filmmaker who accompanied him on his return to Sudan.


  • Emmanuel Jal Musician, "War Child" (Sonic 360); "Ceasefire" (Riverboat)
  • C. Karim Chrobog Director and Producer, "War Child"

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