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Story November 28, 2008

Liberia: Future Guardians of Peace


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Reporter Ruthie Ackerman and photographer Andre Lambertson travel from Staten Island to Liberia...

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An estimated 250,000 children are exploited every day as child soldiers around the world. There are more than 30,000 former child soldiers in the West African nation of Liberia alone, many of whom are eager to help rebuild their country. Now a unique photography program is helping some of them see hope and beauty again, and regain the respect of their communities as peacemakers.

Airs beginning Friday, November 28, 2008

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Produced by everyday gandhis, in association with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Producer: Cynthia Travis
Co-producer: William Saa
Filmed by Andre Lambertson
Akoi Mawolo
Ezekiel Mavolo
Lassana Kaneh
Mohammed Kamara
Morris Kamara
Varlee Sheriff

Edited by Vincent Stenerson

Additional Editing by Robin Bell of Bell Visuals

Music: "Salaman" by Toumani Diabaté with Ballaké Sissoko

Special thanks to Sony Vaio/Intel for the donation of cameras and a laptop to the project.

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