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A Question of Humanity
Infobase, film distributor.
Publication Information:
[Place of publication not identified] : Worldwide Cinema Frames, [2015]

New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2016.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (1 video file (1 hr., 3 min., 28 sec.)) : color and sound.
General Note:
Originally released by Worldwide Cinema Frames, 2015.

Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on June 14, 2016.
Nodding Syndrome Hope for Humans Center Ballam's Improvement Bond of Brotherhood Negative Perception Helping the Children Assessment Day Overcoming Stigmas Civil War and Abduction IDP Camps Voiceless Victims Kitgum District Anyero Flo and Scovia Outreach Negligence Kitgum General Hospital Esther's Death Strength and Teaching Community Impact Angwech Collines' Graduation Program Epilogue Credits: A Question of Humanity
After surviving 20 years of civil war and being forced to live in the deplorable conditions of Internally Displaced Persons' camps, Northern Ugandans return home to discover thousands of their children-who were healthy at birth-developing a bizarre illness called Nodding Syndrome. Children are described by the locals as 'alive in dead bodies' because they become mentally impaired, lose the ability to talk, and their growth is stunted. Children appear to be sleepy and 'nod off'. During these episodes they cannot control their bodies and are prone to wander off and drown in rivers or burn in fires. "A Question of Humanity" follows a young Ugandan woman who operates a small care center for children with Nodding Syndrome as she journeys out to some of her country's most isolated villages where these mentally ill children are treated like outcasts. Feared to be possessed by demons, many children with Nodding Syndrome are tied to trees like animals, neglected by their families, and sexually abused. During this journey, the woman discovers the true strength of the human spirit in the midst of tremendous obstacles and realizes the children she set out to help are actually providing her the strength to carry on.
Reading Level:
9 & up.
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