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Child Soldiers after War
by Robert Koenig and Brandon Kohrt (published in Anthropology News)
May 2009

"Asha"from Robert Koenig's "Returned: Child Soldiers of Nepal's Maoist Army".

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Fears for 10 thousand child soldiers in Nepal
Presented by Liam Cochrane (Radio Australia)
Posted on Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:54am AEST

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"Returned: Child Soldiers of Nepal's Maoist Army" Wins Artivist Award for Children's Advocacy at the 5th Annual Artivist Film Festival
By Shannon Strischek (Savvy Buzz)
October 1, 2008

Robert Koenig outside The Egyptian Theatre where "Returned: Child Soldiers of Nepal's Maoist Army" made its Hollywood premiere on Oct 4, 2008.

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Documentary on Child Soldiers of Nepal Thursday and Friday September 25 and 26
By Shannon Strischek (Savvy Buzz)
September 18, 2008

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Emory study of former child soldiers yields new data to guide mental health interventions
By EMORY UNIVERSITY (e! Science News)
August 13, 2008

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UN Extends Mission in Nepal & Exclusive Video with Prachanda Distributed
By Shannon Strischek (Savvy Buzz)
July 25th, 2008

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After War, Child Soldiers Fight a New Battle
By BRANDON KOHRT (EMORY | in the world)
May 09, 2008

Brandon Kohrt conducts mental health and psychosocial training for Nepali villagers.

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New Film Captures Children's Struggles
Dec. 07, 2007

Director Bob Koenig (center, wearing headset) and his crew interview a former child soldier.

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White Mills Man Brings Plight Of Nepalese Youngsters To Life
By TESSA LYNADY (The Wayne Independent)
Sep. 25, 2007

Local Emmy-nominated documentary producer Bob Koenig and his wife Elisabeth at this year’s NATAS Southeast Regional Emmy Awards. (Contributed photo)

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All in the mind: looking beyond just the physical scars of conflict
Guest column by BRANDON KOHRT (Nepali Times)
From Issue #355 (29 June 07 - 05 July 07)

Badri Chapagain, the district health officer of Jumla, received a phone call as we finished dinner in his quarters last month. The hospital was summoning him to confirm the cause of death of a suspected suicide.

Next day, reports on Radio Karnali and bajar talk revealed that an ex-Maoist, Sagar, had hanged himself in the room where his wife was sleeping. Sagar’s suicide echoed the distress of the many mental patients we saw at a three-day health camp in Jumla organised by the district health office and World Vision at the request of CPN-M leaders to coincide with their Karnali exhibition. With the flag of the Maoist Republican People’s Health Movement fluttering above us, we examined cadres and locals suffering from anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other psychiatric problems.

As in the rest of the country, Jumla lacks a basic mental health infrastructure. The approximately 30 psychiatrists in Nepal are all in major cities. Few health post workers have training in mental illness. Psychiatric medications are rare outside urban centres. Most psychiatric patients....

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