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  • HEART OF FIRE Alternative


Drama set in Eritrea, 1981. Ten-year-old Awet leaves her orphanage at the request of her father and back home she is sent to fight in a military unit in the civil war. When she leaves the orphanage, a nun gives her a 'Sacred Heart', also know as a 'Heart of Fire', and Awet vows to oppose the war as best she can.

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