War Dance The cinematography is striking. The music is mesmerizing. And the triumph of the underdog team against all odds is extra satisfying, because the featured participants… War Dance The cinematography is striking. The music is mesmerizing. And the triumph of the underdog team against all odds is extra satisfying, because the featured participants… 2007-11-09 PG-13 PT105M Documentary THINKFilm
Movie Review

War Dance (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Limited Release: Nov 09, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 105 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: THINKFilm

The cinematography is striking. The music is mesmerizing. And the triumph of the underdog team against all odds is extra satisfying, because the featured participants at Uganda's national music competition are war-scarred orphans who live in a teeming camp. But it's difficult to calm my tremor of unease about the filming process: For War Dance, white American filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine selected three particular children, then made a pretty establishing shot after which each describes hell, sometimes on the very spot where a parent was hacked to pieces before the child's eyes. B–

Originally posted Nov 07, 2007 Published in issue #964 Nov 16, 2007 Order article reprints
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