In the news: The Border on child soldiers

From Bruce DeMara of the Toronto Star:

  • Episode of The Border turns actors into activists
    ” In a world where children are routinely pressed into service as soldiers and forced to commit atrocities, two actors guest-starring on tonight’s episode of The Border come at the issue from perspectives an ocean apart. Bayo Akinfemi, 38, who came to Canada as a refugee from Nigeria, said the issue of child soldiers is one all Canadians need to understand better. Isaiah Grant, a life-long Hamilton native, said playing a part in The Border opened his eyes to the ongoing genocide in Sudan and the role thousands of child soldiers play in the conflict.” Read more.