10 Of The Best Documentary Films about Africa

Written by Mark Rausch


9. War/Dance (2007)

This Oscar-nominated documentary is about the Acholi ethnic group of Northern Uganda, and the talented children of one village who helps them combat despair through music. Most of Northern Uganda was ravaged by the Lord’s Resistance Army and many children were forced to take up arms and kill their own family members. The film brings us close to three young folks who prepare excitedly for a dance and music competition in the capital city of Kampala. All the while, their “safe camp” is protected by defense forces. It’s soulful, heartbreaking, and infused with faith for the youth of Uganda.

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