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Emmanuel Jal

12.September 2016

WAR CHILD

An evening with musician and activist Emmanuel Jal

Talk and screening of The Good Lie

AmerikaHaus (München, Barer Straße 19 a) on Monday September 12 at 19:00.
A screening of The Good Lie will follow.

At the age of seven, after his mother was killed by government troops, Emmanuel Jal was swept up into the brutal two decade long war in Sudan. Recruited as a child soldier – one of 10,000 on both sides of the conflict – he fought with the rebels. At the age of 11, he escaped and trekked for four months through Africa. Rescued by a British aid worker and smuggled into Kenya, Jal finally received an education and discovered the power of music. Now based in Canada, he has released five albums mixing rap with Arabic, English, Swahili, Dinka and Nuer lyrics. He has appeared in two films, The Good Lie and Africa United, while a documentary, War Child, chartered his life. He has worked as a spokesman for the Make Poverty History campaign, the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers and the Control Arms campaign. His biggest passion remains Gua Africa, a charity he founded to provide children and adults affected by war and poverty with an education. www.gua-africa.org

He will talk at the AmerikaHaus, München, Barer Straße 19a Monday September 12 at 19:00.
A screening of The Good Lie will follow.

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