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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.

Directors:

Sean Fine, Andrea Nix (as Andrea Nix Fine)

Writers:

Sean Fine, Andrea Nix (as Andrea Nix Fine)
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 10 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Dominic Dominic ... Self
Nancy Nancy ... Self
Rose Rose ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Adong Jane Adong ... Self
Kitara Coldwell Kitara Coldwell ... Self
Joshua Kyallo Joshua Kyallo ... Self
Members of Acholi Tribe Members of Acholi Tribe ... Themselves
Janani Okot Janani Okot ... Self
Jolly Okot Jolly Okot ... Self
Stephen Rwangyezi Stephen Rwangyezi ... Self
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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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Taglines:

The war stole everything, except their music.

Genres:

Documentary | Music | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?

Quotes

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 WFStephensSee 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

Acholi | English

Release Date:

25 April 2008 (Taiwan) See more »

Also Known As:

War/Dance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,471, 11 November 2007

Gross USA:

$115,210

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,977
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