Guest: Magda Wolnik
Angola emerged from a 27 year civil war that raged across the country from 1975 until 2002 claiming numerous lives and plunging millions into poverty. The war left also tens of thousands of children orphans. They are defenceless, victims of all kinds of violence, sexual abuse, drugs, theft and physical exploitation. Many of these were child soldiers, encouraged to kill. The Catholic Church in Angola is trying to help develop the necessary structures to combat this situation. The “Casa Margarida” in the capital Luanda is a one such centre for street children. Host Mark Riedemann interviews film director Magda Wolnik who recently returned from filming the story of Luanda’s street children.
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