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In 2008, at age 12, Chance was abducted by the NDC, an active guerrilla group in Eastern Congo, while visiting his older sister in Mubi in the province of North Kivu.

7 minutes 48 seconds

France

2022

In 2008, at age 12, Chance was abducted by the NDC, an active guerrilla group in Eastern Congo, while visiting his older sister in Mubi in the province of North Kivu.

After a long night of walking in the bush, Chance learned, that he and the other 60 captives were now under the order of Tcheka, a notorious warlord and leader of the NDC. Despite his tender age Chance was taught how to fight and train to kill. To do so he and the other minors were often given alcohol and drugs. When he wasn’t fighting Chance was ordered to guard some mines under the rebel group’s control and forced to dig for gold and cassiterite in hazardous conditions.

Director: Karim Ben Khelifa, TT Hernandez

Writer: Karim Ben Khelifa, Juan Diaz

Producer: Chloé Jarry

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