Meanwhile, Marin contacted Jal to ask him to recruit Sudanese actors for the film. Duany, a longtime pal, was among his recommendations
Rapper, actor, political activist and former child soldier Emmanuel Jal joins HuffPost Live to discuss how he is bringing voices to those who desperately need to be heard in South Sudan.
"Faith is what gives me hope for tomorrow, but my music is the painkiller for today."
The book club was all aflutter. A celebrity author, after all, can get even the most serious bookworm a little exercised
Asia: Indonesia. OIWW's project is in Manado, North Sulawesi - the predominantly Christian minority city in mostly-Muslim
Her May 2009 German release, Saraba - Tales From the Flipside of Paradise, is, at once, a nod to old-school rap and also a blazing new direction for West African Hip-hop.
Jal was born in the village of Tonj in Southern Sudan in the early 1980's (he's not certain of the exact year). When he was
War Child, Story of a Sudanese Child Soldier Turned Hip Hop Star, is Horrifying, Humanizing, Edifying
New indie documentary film War Child is a must-see. It tells the sad, courageous story of Emmanuel Jal, a young Sudanese man who was a child soldier during the Sudanese Civil War of the 80s, and became a successful Hip Hop artist.