Behind the statistics on the Maoist soldiers, who many educated Nepalis despise, there are real people like us that have led hard lives and probably have much suffering to endure. It is probably the ordinary rural folks who will pay the highest price of these wars as this documentary shows. They are almost always used as pawns, and the top Maoist leadership seems to be no exception. Contrary to the Maoist's initial claims, this video also shows that there are ex-fighters in the Young Communist League (YCL) - a semi-guerrilla Maoist youth wing.
Al Jazeera concludes - "This film is a reminder of the people who fought for the Maoists and why they did it."
Subina Shrestha's has a write-up in the Al Jazeera website on this issue. Click here to read it.