Running Time: 45 minutes
Producer/Reporter: Sharmeen Obaid & Producer/Editor: Jay Keuper, Producer: Mo Naqvi
Aired on: Discovery Times Channel
Terror’s Children is a personal journey of a Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid. For ten weeks in the summer of 2002, she followed the lives of eight Afghan refugee children in the city of Karachi, who had been forced to flee their war ravaged homes in Afghanistan, often alone, to face hunger, disease, illiteracy, servitude and even forced militancy. While many of these children live in the Afghan refugee camp, some also live in illegal encroachments near garbage dumps and become scavengers who sell paper and bottles that they have collected by sifting through trash, others find refuge in religious schools (called “madrasas”) that provide free food, shelter and clothing to young boys in exchange for their allegiance to the cause of Islam.