Beasts of No Nation
- 2 hr 16 min
This brutal recreation of a civil war takes place in an unnamed African nation where the government and rebel forces find themselves fighting over the future of the nation. The peaceful village of a young boy, Agu, quickly becomes a center for refugees looking to escape the areas of the country already seeing armed conflict take place. Agu's father is a respected member of the local community and decides to do his best for the refugees arriving in the area by allowing them to camp on his land. The arrival of a large number of refugees also brings news that the government and rebel forces are drawing closer to Agu's village. Agu's father quickly finds the money to send his mother and younger siblings to the safety of the capital city, but is forced to allow Agu and his brother to remain at home. Despite the presence of peace keeping forces in the area the fighting quickly arrives in Agu's village and sees the local people rounded up and threatened with execution. Escaping into the jungle sees Agu taken from his regular life into the jungle and eventually the young boy finds himself discovered by a local militia force. Agu is then faced with entering the civil war as a fighter for the militia and sees every aspect of his life threatened by both his enemies and the commander of his own army. This critically acclaimed drama follows Agu's journey from a regular boy to child soldier in an unflinching manner that forces the young boy to make many choices about the future of himself and his fellow fighters.