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

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1 November 2008 (Japan)  »

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Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$111,469 (USA) (21 March 2008)
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Nancy: When I dance my problems vanish. The camp is gone. I can feel the wind. I can feel the fresh air. I am free and I can feel my home.
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After An Inconvenient Truth, War/Dance is the most important film I've watched this year.
25 October 2007 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Much like Gore's film, War/Dance is a great cinematic contribution to the world. Bold statement. This film has less urgency and less catastrophe than Gore's but still, it must be watched. I really like the style of storytelling: they allowed the three main subjects--three children: Rose, Nancy, & Dominic--to do all of the storytelling (without any provided narration). The result is three intimate and soul-wrenching revelations of turmoil and perseverance, and most importantly, of hope. Children can be very profound; these three definitely are. They have that look of war veterans in their eyes. Amazingly captured in the cinematography. The shots, presentation of political & social subject matter, emotional content--all excellent. You will walk away informed & attached, and wanting to take action; you don't feel like you've just read yesterday's newspaper or received some second or third-generation information. This film is moving in so many ways. Go.


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