They Came At Night

In a desperate attempt to return home, an abducted child soldier risks his life to flee from Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) deep in central Africa after years of being forced to fight. When capture appears imminent, he encounters a stranger who must decide whether to help him – risking his own life, and the respect of his community. “They Came at Night” was shot in Dungu, northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo in Zande, the local language.

The film was shot exclusively with first-time actors affected by the war and is the result of a long-term collaboration with those living in the middle of war, and created for those living in war. This film is currently being toured across three countries in central Africa by local organizations in conjunction with an in-depth facilitated workshop to prepare communities to peacefully receive LRA escapees who return home. This film is being used as a catalyst for forgiveness. Read more about the film at DTJ.

Role: Art Director, Program Assistant