War Dance
War Dance (2007)

Since the 1980s, Uganda has been in a state of civil war, with the nation's leadership violently contested by a revolutionary force known as the Lord's Resistance Army (or L.R.A.). The fighting is fiercest in the North of Uganda,… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: November 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: April 15, 2008
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Critic Score: 85% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: War/Dance is beautifully filmed, and effectively captures the heartbreaking and uplifting experiences of its subjects.

Jonathan F. Richards

It is wonderful to watch this joyous slice of the cultural lives of these victimized, traumatized children struggling to survive and build a better life in a desperately troubled part of the world.

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Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Because no one dares to call a film about suffering children boring, Fine and Nix slack on analysis and investigation and concentrate on gorgeous saturated cinematography

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

This wonderful doco is heartbreaking and heartwarming by turns

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Jennie Punter
Globe and Mail

This film offers a child's perspective on the ravages and complexity of war and is also a convincing testament to the healing power of creative expression.

Rachel Howard
San Francisco Chronicle

The horror and heartwarming [is] equally compounded.

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Kam Williams

An emotionally-engaging testament to the indomitability of the human spirit even in the midst of the most dire of circumstances.

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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star

'The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places,' Hemingway wrote in A Farewell to Arms. That statement might stand as the summation of this documentary, which celebrates the strength of winsome, broken children.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

War/Dance is the sort of documentary that's meant to appall us, to shake us out of our uninformed complacency. And yet there are moments in the film that may make an audience uncomfortable in ways the Fines may not have intended.

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Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News

We celebrate joy rising from the ashes of tragedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 91% Flixster User Reviews
Michael S
Powerful documentary that is both upsetting and uplifting.
John Ballantine
A wonderful healing experience for children made to grow up far too early in their lives.
Lesley N
Compulsory viewing on subject matter alone.