Children Do Not Play War

Rated E for Everyone


Racial Equality, Social Issues


VILD Studio



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Children Do Not Play War


Aloyo, a twelve years-old girl living in Lira, Uganda, sits among other children around the fire to tell their story during war, what they saw, where they went. Mixing early oral storytelling tradition and contemporary Virtual Reality narrative, blending fiction and non-fiction elements, Children Do Not Play War narrates the memories, dreams and daily lives of the children who returned from the war and about how they recovered their childhood.

All the characters in Children Do Not Play War suffered directly or indirectly the consequences of war, facing stigmatization and prejudice for having been soldiers or, like the narrator Aloyo, for being born in captivity. They are now under the care of Children of Peace Uganda and Go Campaign, organizations who provide humanitarian aid for war-affected children.