Winter weather getting you down? Escape to the movies with one of our "Film Fridays" selections. Each week we'll feature a movie with environmentally or socially responsible themes that’s currently in theaters or available on DVD.
Seen a good eco-flick lately? Send us a review of 100 words or less and we may feature it on the e-mail list!
a film by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine
This stunning documentary follows refugee children of the Acholi tribe as they prepare for Uganda’s National Music Competition. With 20,000 schools competing in this annual event, no one expects students from a poor refugee school to win. So the Acholi children, some of whom were once soldiers in the rebel army and all of whom have experienced the horrors of war in their homeland, have everything to prove to their peers. "Even though we are in the war zone, we can do good things,” says Dominic, a passionate 14-year-old xylophone player. The film will give you chills, make you cry, and give you hope. All profits benefit Acholi children and their families.
-- Katie Mathis