What happens to children who grow up in extreme political circumstances?
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 20:30

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  

Senior Producer: Jodie Noyce

Associate Producer: Kym Middleton