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War Dance (2007)

PG-13  |   |  Documentary, Music, War  |  1 November 2008 (Japan)
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Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.

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Dominic ...
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Nancy ...
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Rose ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Adong ...
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Kitara Coldwell ...
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Joshua Kyallo ...
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Members of Acholi Tribe ...
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Janani Okot ...
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Jolly Okot ...
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Stephen Rwangyezi ...
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Three children living in a displacement camp in northern Uganda compete in their country's national music and dance festival.

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The war stole everything, except their music.

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Documentary | Music | War

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material involving descriptions of war atrocities | See all certifications »

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$15,471 (USA) (2 November 2007)

Gross:

$111,469 (USA) (21 March 2008)
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Dominic: In my heart, I am more than a child of war. I am talented. I am a musician. I am Acholi. I am the future of our tribe.
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Amazing documentary
16 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw War Dance when it was screened at the Sundance Film Festival. I shed a lot of tears and was awed at the resiliency of these children. Besides the devastating aspects of the film, it was also uplifting and brought a smile to my face. Simple things that opportune individuals take for granted made these children so happy. The cinematography was beautiful and symbolic. The children were lovable. Everyone should see this film as it opens our eyes to what others suffer and overcome. It helped me to realize how lucky I was to live in America and have the life that I have. The film also builds awareness and gives the viewer information on how they can help out with situation in northern Uganda.


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