Emmanuel Jal

Charitable Outreach of the War Child Project


WAR CHILD ends with Jal in Leer (Sudan), his home standing on 20 acres of land that he has acquired to build Leer Academy – fulfilling his dream to improve the lives of as many African children as possible through education. 25% of the distribution fees earned by Reel U Films for the North American distribution of War Child will be donated to Gua Africa USA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping educate children in Sudan and Kenya through various development strategies, including working with Gua Africa UK to build Emmanuel’s Leer Academy.


War Child is an 18th Street Films Production

In Association with:
   • Interface Media Group
   • The Global Fund for Children
With the Support of:
   • The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
   • The World Security Institute
   • The Conflict Zone Film Fund – A Lee & Gund Foundation Project
Shooting Locations:
   • South Sudan: Bentiu, Juba, Leer, Rumbek
   • Kenya: Kakuma Refugee Camp, Lokkichoggio, Nairobi
   • USA: Washington, DC, New Orleans, New York

War Child Briefing

You can find the film's full briefing here