A CHILD'S CENTURY OF WAR

“Genius work of staggering heartbreak” - Toronto Star

At the beginning of the last century, nine out of ten people killed in war were soldiers. At the beginning of this century, nine out of ten people killed in war were civilians. Most of them are children. A Child’s Century of War is a feature length documentary that takes the viewer on a journey through war from the perspective of children. It is an examination of the way modern war has changed and increasingly victimizes children. Three contemporary wars are the heart of the film.

 Orphans of two Chechen wars, children growing up on the most dangerous street of the West Bank and children abducted by the rebel forces in Sierra Leone tell their stories. Dairies and voices of children from the past provide an eerie parallel of history. - Narrated by Christopher Plummer.

Produced by: BISHARI FILM PRODUCTIONS INC. 
in association with: HISTORY TELEVISION/ 
Produced with the support of the Government of Canada through the CANDIAN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (CIDA) / 
Produced with the participation of the CANADIAN TELEVISION FUND / 
Created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry TELEFILM CANADA: EQUITY INVESTMENT PROGRAM / 
Produced with the participation of TELEFILM CANADA / 
Produced with the financial participation of ROGERS CABLE NETWORK FUND / ROGERS DOCUMENTARY FUND / ROGERS CABLE INC. 
and with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Canada and the CANADIAN FILM OR VIDEO TAX CREDIT / 
Produced in association with VISION TV / KNOWLEDGE NETWORK / SASKATCHEWAN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

BISHARI Film Productions Inc.2001© • 88 mins. 
War, History, Human Rights


Christopher Plummer, narrator, History, child victims of war, 20th Century conflict, child soldiers, war orphans, war in Chechnya, war in Sierra Leone, rehabilitating child soldiers, Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Intifadah, Hebron, generations of hate, innocent victims of war, child diaries.