Date(s) - 19/10/2018
Sixteen years after rebels abducted him and turned him into a child soldier, Opono Opondo returns to Uganda as an adult war commander. Now he has to readapt to civil society. The film shows Opono’s fight for his future, while struggling to come to terms with his past and to reconcile with his family. Questions of accountability start to dominate Opono’s thoughts.
No Place for a Rebel is an intimate account, a journey into Opono’s world, complicated by the trauma that comes as much from being silenced in the present as from a youth destroyed by violence. Yet above all, the film shows the courageous attempt of a human being to re-shape his fate.
The film will be followed by a post-screening Q&A with director, Maartje Wegdam and Dr Solange Mouthaan, Law School, University of Warwick who is a specialist in child soldiers.
It is shown as part of the Midlands’ International Festival of Social Justice film 17th – 21st October 2018