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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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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)

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$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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One of the finest documentaries of the last decade
18 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is certainly one of the finest documentaries we have ever seen. It ranks with Hoop Dreams and Roger & Me. The cinematography is outstanding, and the film blends the horrific stories of three child victims of war with youthful hope for the future through music. The directors manage to capture the beautiful landscape of Uganda's war-torn north while also showing how ravaged both the countryside and families have been during the last decades. The music that propels the film forward was also wonderful and unique to Western ears.

This is the only time I have ever left the theater and immediately called friends to tell them to go see a film. All I can say is, Go see this film!


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