Heart-breaking documentary

We just finished War/Dance, an Oscar-nominated documentary about refugee children (many of them orphans) in Uganda who made their way to the Kampala Music Festival competition for schools in 2005. The stories the kids tell about losing their parents to rebel attacks are heart-breaking, and their music and dancing are inspiring.

The competition is fierce, and those scenes are joyous. Contrast that with scenes of the same kids talking about being forced to kill innocent farmers and identifying their parents’ severed heads. Awful, terrible stuff. I highly recommend this movie. It is uplifting, but you have to get through the heartache first.

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~ by amarvin on Friday, May 9, 2008.

One Response to “Heart-breaking documentary”

  1. Awesome stuff! My wife and I live in Uganda helping orphans. We work for a Christian Orphan Program called Feed His Lambs here in Uganda. War Dance really pushed us into making this commitment! You can check out our blog at:

    http://fhluganda.wordpress.com

    Stop by and post a comment or two.

    Mukama Ye Ba Zibwe!

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