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Watch Doc Studies Alumna Maartje Wegdam’s film this Sunday at the Justice Film Festival

Doc​ ​Studies​ ​graduate​ ​​Maartje​ ​Wegdam​​ ​(class​ ​of​ ​2010)​ ​arrives​ ​from​ ​Amsterdam​ ​this​ ​week​ ​for​ ​the international​ ​premiere​ ​of​ ​her​ ​feature​ ​documentary​ ​​”No​ ​Place​ ​for​ ​a​ ​Rebel“​,​ ​co-directed​ ​with​​ ​Ariadne Asimakopoulos​.​ ​​ ​The​ ​award-winning​ ​film​ ​chronicles​ ​the​ ​re-entry​ ​into​ ​civil​ ​society​ ​of​ ​a​ ​young Ugandan,​ ​Opono​ ​Opondo,​ ​abducted​ ​in​ ​childhood​ ​and​ ​forced​ ​to​ ​become​ ​a​ ​child​ ​soldier​ ​in​ ​the​ ​Lord’s Resistance​ ​Army​ ​of​ ​Joseph​ ​Kony.​ ​Sixteen​ ​years​ ​later,​ ​the​ ​film​ ​follows​ ​Opono’s​ ​fight​ ​for​ ​his​ ​future, while​ ​struggling​ ​to​ ​come​ ​to​ ​terms​ ​with​ ​his​ ​past​ ​and​ ​to​ ​reconcile​ ​with​ ​his​ ​family​ ​and​ ​neighbors. You can watch “No Place for a Rebel” this Sunday, October 8 at 1PM at the 2017 Justice Film Festival.

No Place for a Rebel” by​ ​Maartje​ ​Wegdam​ ​and​ ​Ariadne​ ​Asimakopoulos 2016,​ ​76​ ​min.​ ​/​ ​The​ ​Netherlands
WHEN:​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​Sunday,​ ​October​ ​8​ ​at​ ​1pm
WHERE:​ ​​ ​​The​ ​​Justice​ ​Film​ ​Festival​:​​ ​​ ​The​ ​Sheen​ ​Center,​ ​​18​ ​Bleecker​ ​St​.

Trailer​ ​–​ ​​

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