Child Soldiers

Fight like Soilders Die like Childern

Do Childern feel Ashamed when being a Child Soldier? (Psychlogy)

Hypothesis: Yes children do feel ashamed when being a child soldier.

1a) Some children had to kill a member in their family ( parents, siblings) with the pressure and force of the leader. Since they had to kill their own family they feel ashamed to go back to their village because they are afraid what people might say or do to them. So they think that they don't have a home anymore and that the only person who "cares" for them is their leader in result of mentally feeling like the leader is their father so they follow their "dad" (leader) as a child soldier.

b) Over repeated practice of killing the kids start to feel superior and strong when shooting.

c) What goes through their mind when they are killing innocent people, do they feel entitled to kill others or do they feel ashamed or mortified?

2a) Do they feel as if they have no choice?

b) Would they rather be killed of denial or having a choice to kill others to survive as a child soldier?

c) What makes them think what their doing are okay? Because of the environment or the culture of Rwanda?

Why Should People feel Sympathy for these Child Soldiers? (Sociology)

Hypothesis: Yes people should feel sympathy for the child soldiers.

1a) They shouldn't because they kill people.

b) They kill all leaving none behind. (even the innocents) All they know is killing.

c) The leader uses these kids as if their instruments/ weapons.

d) If you're looking in this perspective then the children are not innocent because most people see them as killers not children.

2a) No because they are being forced to do this, not their choice.

b) Doing this because of life or death. Most child soldiers feel combated.

c) Growing up as a child soldier takes away the privilege and the fact that they are still children mentally.

d) If you're looking in this perspective then the children are innocent.

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How does the violence in Rwanada impact the culture and people? (Anthropology)

Hypothesis: Yes the violence in Rwanda impact the culture and people.

1a) With this violence in Rwanda will it make Rwanda a more violent, and corrupted place?

b) They might think it is okay to kill other people because of the pass influences. Growing up in a violent country where violence is normal may have an affect on their decisions later on in life.

c) Not being able to resolve General Dallaire's wish/ purpose.

d) Therefore if their going to think this way there will be more violence in Rwanda.

2a) With this violence in Rwanda will the influences on the future generations turn in another way and make peace?

b) Because of the pass influences they feel as if they must change their country as a nation and not give up. They would call out to other countries for help, in order to put Rwanda back into peace and have a proper government system.

c) Therefore this will result in peace in Rwanda.

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Part Three

I think the social science topic that best explains the events in this movie is Sociology. I say this because with the influences of the genocide and the culture/environment in Rwanda there was a large impact on their society. The largest factor that had the most affect in the movie was when the society of Rwanda had split up into 2 groups, the Tutsi and the Hutu group and began the slaughtering. People were fleeing the country, finding an escape leaving their home behind. Child soldiers became more popular and was used to kill innocent people. With this being said it means if there were a proper government system or laws in the Rwanda this genocide wouldn't have happened. For example if it was in Canada and children were being recruited as child soldiers there would of been an immediate stop to the act and the "leader" would be sent to prison. Things like that are not likely to happen in Canada because we have a proper government system and we have laws that help keep our country safe and in peace. Going back to Rwanda I feel like most of the events that occurred in the movie was because of lack of power in the wrong hands and lack of organizations within the country. Rwanda was a country that has split up into two but if they took initiative they could of stopped that and united as one, like once again. Rwanda as a society should of worked together as a nation and created an organization to help their country be in peace. This is why I feel like sociology really helps explain the events that occurred in the documentary.