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Ezra is the first film to give an African perspective on the disturbing phenomenon of abducting child soldiers into the continent's recent civil wars. Ezra is structured around the week-long questioning of a 16 year old boy, Ezra, before a version of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, created in Sierra Leone in 2002 in the wake of its decade long civil war. This hearing is then inter-cut with chronological flashbacks to pivotal moments during Ezra's ten years in the rebel faction which made him who he is. Written by California Newsreel

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Worst movie ever at Sundance!
17 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the worst film I've ever seen at Sundance and I'm going each year. Really I don't understand why this film had an award. It's really lame and when I saw it at the festival, half the people at the festival was yawning and leaving. The acting was poor and the directing was really terrible. What a waste. I can't believe why this film on the IMDb got a 9!

You just wonder who could produce this film and finance it. It's a joke. I think Sundance went really down. I think years ago this film would not been selected.

I doubt this movie will ever hit the big screen, it's not commercial enough. If you want to see a great film, see the film with Forest Whitaker! That's great acting and film-making! Well, don't waste your time on this one!


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