Dominic Ongwen was nine years old when the Lord’s Resistance Army, led by Joseph Kony, abducted him from his parents' home in Gulu, Uganda. Dominic was tortured, brainwashed, and forced to kill. He was not released and he has not escaped. For the first time in history, a former child soldier is on trial for war crimes at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. His defence lawyer has a difficult task – to prove that the Ugandan is both a perpetrator and a victim.
Denmark, Germany /2023
Łukasz Konopa, Emil Langballe
Rasmus Stensgaard Madsen
Helle Faber / Made in Copenhagen
festivals and awards:
2023 – CPH:DOX Copenhagen, 2023 – One World Prague, Visions du Reel, Hot Docs, Movies that Matter – Grand Jury Documentary Award
To optimize the content available on our website and to adjust it to your unique needs, we use the information stored in cookie files on the users devices. The user can control cookie files with the settings of his or her internet browser. Further use of our website without changing browser settings means that the user accepts the use of cookie files. Read more in: