Thomson & Craighead

11th Sept 2015 to 6th Jan 2016, Tues-Sun 11am-6pm.
Witte de With, Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam

06 Alt-w Production Award - A Short Film about War

Location: Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
1°31’34.48” S 29°15’06.02” E

"We stopped about half way back to talk to some soldiers. About half of them had to be 15 or younger. They asked for money, my bracelets, a telephone, my hand in marriage, etc. They sleep like goats in grass huts spaced a couple of feet apart ascending up a hill. Their green uniforms sag on them like a little boy playing work in his dad’s white shirt. Their guns are slung across their shoulders -some hold it with pride -some hold it as if it is a burdensome heavy backpack. After we dropped off the commanders and were on the drive home, I looked past him and over the grassy cliff to the sun jumping across the blue soft waves. The volcano is in the distance with a white spherical cloud looming over the top. The UN peacekeeping camp is set up right next to the lake."

[British peace corps volunteer]

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