Wednesday, August 03, 2005

what a child saw

Earlier this year, aid workers near the Darfur region of Africa passed out crayons and paper to children to keep them occupied while their parents were being interviewed by Human Rights Watch. With only their imaginations to limit them, and without any instruction of what to draw, the children produced unbelievable images of death, war and genocide. One of the human rights workers involved noted the amazing ability of some of the children "to make stick figures show absolute terror." Here you can read about the conflict in Darfur and see more images drawn by children so profoundly affected by it.
posted by Christie