"The War Stole Everything, Except Their Music."
|Set in Northern Uganda, a country ravaged by more than two decades of civil war, War Dance tells the story of Dominic, Rose, and Nancy, three children whose families have been torn apart, their homes destroyed, and who currently reside in a displaced persons camp in Patongo. When they are invited to compete in an annual music and dance festival, their historic journey to their nation's capital is also an opportunity to regain a part of their childhood and to taste victory for the first time in their lives.|
"An enormously emotional and spirit-raising documentary. Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"...the testimonies of these children are excruciatingly moving. Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Beautifully filmed. Rachel Howard, San Francisco Chronicle
"...among the most affecting films I've seen all year; it cuts to the core of being and gives individual faces to sorrow and to hope. Ty Burr, Boston Globe