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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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Cast

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

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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Details

Official Sites:

Official site | Official site [Japan] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

Acholi | English

Release Date:

1 November 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

War/Dance See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,471, 2 November 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$111,469, 23 March 2008
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Color
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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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Connections

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

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An Outstanding Documentary
28 January 2007 | by lisa2468sfSee all my reviews

I had the pleasure of viewing this film at Sundance, and it is phenomenal. Outstanding film making, and a compelling story that can only come from real life. My heart went out to the children, and I was incredibly inspired by their stories. Documentary film making at it's best. It won the Outstanding Director Award, and with good reason.

What I found most compelling was how the film showed the resilience of the human spirit in the worst of circumstances. At the end of day, we all want to be loved and to contribute to our society. These children and their families rose above the atrocities of war to achieve greatness within their community and their country. They did it not because it was the "right" or "nobel" thing to do, but because it made them feel good and helped to wipe away their pain. A very important lesson for us all.


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