Kadogos

 

 

There are a few years, the Congolese government has banned military-related games for children, "plains game" Huge child encounters aged 6-18 that take place every year during the school holidays. The ban put emphasize the link between wanting to "play war" of children etl'enrôlement child soldiers in various armed conflicts in DR Congo. This desire has been largely provoked and sustained by these games. On the other hand, the violence perpetrated by the different armed groups, whose virulence is based on the malleability of these children continue to make headlines, and many trials are ongoing at the international criminal court. The main purpose of plains game, is to occupy young to deflect the auxautres social activities that can make them lose a good lignede conduct. These young people are organizing to represent their social reality, and they are influenced by their environment, especially for children who live next to the military camps, influenced by morning meetings that the real military called "Parade" cetteinfluence spanned the whole town with the arrival of "AFDL" and there were "kadogos" child soldiers. Under influence, they like to dress up as a soldier, to compete with each other and this confrontation is not violated, but that's the dress, dance and choreography pats that one is see a difference. Towards 1997, I myself was witness to see child soldiers in the city of Lubumbashi, and some years later, I still see kids playing a child soldier to receive a bonus after the end of the holidays ; It is true in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there are actually child soldiers, but it allows for a second time for children to play this game ... I decided to make portraits of these children in this atmosphere games, which want to appropriate an identity based on influence. It is true that their story is really illusion, because in their new identity, he can not imagine a child soldier, but great soldier, they brought me to have a vision of reality that I and other children have lived in 1997 with the real child soldiers. The portraits of these children started to scroll in my head and make me think about the true stories of a child soldier, who call Serge Amisi, who has been recruited by force, and did not choose to be a soldier. Deprived of his rights, he decided to tell his own story to be remembered for it. In confront enfantsqui portraits play soldier and the true story of a child soldier, I want to support his written testimony by choosing a few paragraphs in the book and my visual testimony that I have lived in 1997, to show in a work of fiction diptych, it's a reality that is still happening in Congo until today pausing me a question. That he shook the child for the future Congolese?

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