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October 17, 2013: The “Women of War”

We often hear the sad stories of children caught in the web of horrible African conflicts, but very little is known about Africa’s other dark secret – the “women of war”. In this episode of Impact Africa, you will meet an amazing independent film director, Zubedah (Zubie) Nanfuka, who in spite of many big obstacles decided to bring the plight of these women to the front burner. Her labor of love – Bookec is a film that tells the stories of Beatrice, Alice and Esther – 3 amazing women who overcame the tragic struggles of being kidnapped and forced against their wills to become girl soldiers for

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Zubedah Nanfuka

Zubedah Nanfuka (Executive Director, Bookec) Zubedah grew up in Kampala, Uganda where she took it upon herself to become an exemplary role model for her four younger sisters. Her curiosity with television led her to the world of broadcasting where she worked as a show host and producer at Wavah Broadcasting Service -- a local Ugandan television station. She later moved to the United States Embassy in Kampala where she learned the nuts and bolts of public diplomacy through her role as the Media Program Assistant for the Embassy. Her three-year stint with the Embassy increased her desire to learn more. So in 2008, she moved to the United States for graduate studies in Professional Media and M.....
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