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Directed by Newton Aduaka • Drama • With Mamoudu Turay Kamara, Mariame N'Diaye, Mamusu Kallon • 2007 • 110 minutes
Ezra stands out among other African films because it is a complex psychological study of a child soldier, not just about the trauma, healing and reintegration into society, but also as a key for reconstructing these societies themselves. This drama was awarded the Grand Prize at the 2007 Festival Panafricain du Cinema à Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Africa’s largest and most prestigious film event, and selected for the International Critics Week at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.
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