Tuesday, 12 Feb 13
What happens to children who grow up in extreme political circumstances?
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Former child soldiers live right here in Australia, a world away from their childhood violence.
From the Chinese Revolution and The Troubles in Northern Ireland to conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa, children have been exposed to extreme situations that can have a lasting effect on their futures.
In this episode, Jenny Brockie speaks directly to people who chose or were forced to join extreme causes as children, in a variety of circumstances.
They bravely open up about what they went through, how they were trained, and how they deal with feelings of guilt and betrayal as adults.
Presenter: Jenny Brockie Follow @jenbrockie
Senior Producer: Jodie Noyce
Associate Producer: Kym Middleton Follow @kymmiddleton
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