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War Dance (2007)

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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1 November 2008 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$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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Featured in The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) See more »

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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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