Healing From a Civil War, These Children Choose Forgiveness

Short film about two children on opposing sides of Central African Republic's civil war.

Bintou, a 12-year-old Muslim girl, and Gaus, a nine-year-old Christian boy, found themselves on opposite sides of a sectarian civil war spreading across the Central African Republic in 2012. Novo Films interviewed dozens of children from marginalised groups for this short, funded by UNICEF. The stories of Bintou and Gaus strongly stood out, so visuals were captured to illustrate their words in hopes that it would raise awareness about this underreported crisis.



The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the world and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic's belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. To submit a film for consideration, please email sfs@natgeo.com. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

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