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Musicians in the War Zone

Date:   5/5/2005 8:26:21 AM ( 16 y ago)

Musicians in the War Zone

Kids with Sol Guy; Murraytown, Sierra Leone by Eric Hoskins/War Child Canada
War Child Canada aims to educate Canadian youth about the effects of armed conflict on children through our projects and partnership with the music industry. In order to effectively engage and inspire young Canadians, War Child Canada has created, "Musicians in the War Zone." Produced in association with MuchMusic and the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, this groundbreaking human rights documentary illustrates the conditions that armed conflict creates, and its devastating impact on children and youth
Acting as field journalists, Canadian recording artists Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida of Our Lady Peace, David Usher of Moist and The Rascalz, accompanied War Child Canada to Iraq, the Thai-Burmese border and Sierra Leone, respectively. 

Through the use of new media, these musicians were able to connect Canadian youth with the youth living in these areas of conflict. Canadian youth were able to learn about human rights issues through the musicians' detailed exploration of the impact of war in the countries they had visited

David Usher at the Upiem Mai refugee Camp at the Thai Burmese border by Sabrina Usher/War Child Canada

Chantal Kreviazuk with new friends in Basra, Iraq by Eric Hoskins/War Child Canada
With more than 500 000 viewers tuning in, "Musicians in the War Zone" was the most successful social programming initiative in MuchMusic¹s history, and was reported to be MuchMusic¹s highest rated show of the year. 

MuchMusic has created educational material to accompany "Musicians in the War Zone". To get a copy of thisstudy guide, please visit the cable in the classroom section at

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You can own your own VHS copy of "Musicians in the War Zone" for $29.95 plus shipping and handling. Please send your video request to

Raine Maida working on the documentary by Liz Marshall/War Child Canada


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