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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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.


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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Release Date:

1 November 2008 (Japan)  »

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War/Dance  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


$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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A Must-See Film
18 December 2007 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

War/Dance is one of the best documentaries I have ever seen. It made me feel happy and sad at the same time. These children are amazing. Their plight reminds me of the children in the Holocaust. It also made me realize that we are lucky to live in the 21st century and that we are truly a "global" community. What does the average person know about life in Uganda today? Watching these children tell their heart-wrenching stories made me want to go to there and visit their village. I think because of the contest these children have hopes and dreams again. They rose above the horrors of war and achieved, in a sense, nobility, not just for themselves but for their whole tribe. Directors/writers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix ought to receive an academy award for their excellent work! Do not miss this film! Its images will stay with you for a long time.

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