Rocked: Sum 41 in Congo is a 2005 film documentary directed by Adrian Callender describing the experiences of Sum 41, as they take a break from the music to join War Child Canada in traveling to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a look at the African country where the rage of war has held a population in fear since 1998. Before being caught in the middle of a battle between rebel soldiers and government troops, band members Deryck, Steve, Cone, and Dave meet with Congolese children to whom death had become a way of life.
Rocked is an unscripted account of an African country in turmoil as seen through the eyes of rock band, Sum 41. The war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been characterized as one of the world's worst humanitarian crises and the most deadly war ever documented in Africa. The film crew follows the musical group, Sum 41, as they meet Congolese children and youth caught in the crossfire, including child soldiers and victims of assault. Sum 41's harrowing experience is caught on film as they witness firsthand what it is like to struggle for survival in a country where, since 1998, more than three million people have been killed and war has been more prevalent than peace. Dr. Eric Hoskins, President of War Child Canada, and Dr. Samantha Nutt, Executive Director of War Child Canada, are the Executive Producers of "Rocked: Sum 41 in Congo". They accompanied Sum 41 to DRC in May 2004. Canadian peacekeeper Chuck Pelletier helped Sum 41 evacuate from DRC. He is the namesake of the grateful band's October 2004 album release, "Chuck".
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“Looking foolish does the spirit good. The need not to look foolish is one of youths many burdens; as we get older we are exempted from more and more, and float upward in our heedlessness, singing Gratia Dei sum quod sum.”
—John Updike (b. 1932)