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Project of the Day: Child Soldiers in "God's Army"

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire December 8, 2011 at 10:30AM

Project of the Day: Child Soldiers in "God's Army"
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Here's your daily dose of an indie film in progress; at the end of the week, you'll have the chance to vote for your favorite.

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"God's Army: The Real Story"

Tweetable Logline:

When child soldiers successfully fight genocide in Burma they become legendary, but once they give refuge to radicals they fortunes run out.

Elevator Pitch:

In this cynical age we live in, is there anything for which we would risk our lives? Maybe freedom? I've got a strange but true story with two young twin boys who founded a child army and though out-numbered, they held off the genocidal forces of their countries' military aided by alleged magical powers. Add another group of radical students seizing a hospital and an embassy escaping via helicopter, 56 missing people, and two governments seeking to suppress this story for the sake of an oil pipeline and precious stones, and the fact that this story is still happening. Interested?

Production Team:

Director/Producer: Joe Hill White
Cinematographers: Brandon Lippard, Michael McCaffrey, and deliberately unnamed cameraman.
Editor: Joe Hill White and Bob DeMaio
Composer: Richard Horowitz

About the Production:

"Visiting an IDP camp in Burma prior to the Burmese Embassy seizure, I heard wild stories about God’s Army. While recording recollections of loved ones murdered on video, I stayed in a Karen guerrilla camp meeting many young soldiers. Some were orphans. When the embassy and hospital incidents occurred I could imagine the whole thing - young idealistic faces seeking justice and tragically being betrayed. I was motivated to make this movie after observing the cunning manner in which this story was effectively buried." -- Joe Hill White

Current Status:

Post-production.

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