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War Dance (2007)

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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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Stars: Dominic, Nancy, Rose
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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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1 November 2008 (Japan)  »

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$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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I thought that this movie was truly amazing and so eye opening! I was in shock when i saw this because though I knew that there was a war going on, i didn't realize how bad it really was. I think that this movie was wonderfully made and that they deserved that Oscar. I also think that the three main kids (Dominic, Rose and Nancy) were such nice kids and happy kids even though they had to go through all that. I got to meet Dominic and he is a truly wonderful kid. He is so nice and doing really well.

Also, in case anyone wanted to donate money to AMREF (one of the sponsor's for the film) you can go on their website, www.amref.org and then they tell you how to donate there.


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