Late next month we will be returning to Africa to complete filming for our documentary, Child Troopers, which has been three years in the making.
We will be spending most time in Uganda again, however are trying to get access into the DRC or South Sudan. It’s not going to be easy but we feel it is important to get closer to the war and current rebel activity.
Thanks to an amazing supporter and dear friend who is helping out financially, Sanne Kurz, an award winning cinematographer from Berlin, will be joining our team and shooting for us in East and Central Africa.
Wish us luck… Hopefully all goes well and we’ll be back in Australia or the US for post production around April/May!
For more than twenty years Northern Uganda was victim to one of the worst humanitarian disasters in the world. A countless number of people were killed and brutalised, 1 million people were displaced and 30,000 women and children were abducted and forced to become child soldiers and sex slaves to the LRA (Lords Resistance Army). Nothing can remove the scars of the past, but song and dance is one way that helps people to relieve their pain and suffering.
The short documentary touches on the issues in Northern Uganda and introduces two former child soldiers, documenting some of their most harrowing experiences.
This documentary also shows the power of song and dance as a means of escaping the painful past and traumatic life of people of all people affected by the war. It also demonstrates through visual imagery, the significance of song and dance in the rehabilitation of not only ex-child soldiers but also the people in the community, who are also traumatized and victims of the war.