This documentary is set against the backdrop of a 20-year long civil war in Northern Uganda in which 30,000 children have been abducted by the rebel army, and many of their parents killed. The documentary follows a group of school children in an internally displaced persons camp who are preparing to compete in Uganda’s National Music and Dance Festival in Kampala. The viewer
is taken on a deeply moving journey full of pain and loss innocence, resilience and hope. A true triumph of the human spirit.
Discussant: Ogenga Otunnu, Depaul University.
This film screening is a part of the African Jubilee Film Festival curated by Lynette Jackson and Floyd Webb. The festival is produced by portoluz. The African Jubilee Film Festival runs from June 27 to December 5.
This event is co-sponsored by Portoluz, The DuSable Museum of African American History, the African American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies departments at UIC, and The Public Square. Portoluz is producer of the African Jubilee Film Festival.
Free and open to the public. For more information, call 312.413.2457.