A long way gone

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  • Ishmael Beah, his older brother and friends traveling from their village of Mogbwemo to Mattru Jong in order to perform in a talent show.
  • We like dancing and rap!
  • RUF attacks and flight
  • ATTACK!
  • Flee, and decided to find their family. They encounter multiple other villages, and these villages gradually been attacked. People died along the road.
  • Don't get in the village
  • Recruitment and life as a child soldier. As a child soldier Ishmael is exposed to extreme violence and drug usage.
  • You must contribute to the war
  • Rescue and rehabilitation. Through the connection and his numerous counseling experiences with Esther ,Ishmael eventually turns away from his violent self and starts to heal from his mental wounds.
  • Let me help you.
  • Eventually, Ishmael becomes adopted by his Uncle Tommy. He then escapes Sierra Leone and crosses the border into Guinea, where he eventually makes his way to the United States and his new life abroad.
  • Now, I live and study in New York with my uncle Tommy.
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