Told through the eyes of three children, WAR/DANCE follows the courageous efforts of Patongo’s students as they pour their hearts into winning this year’s music competition. The war has stolen their homes, their parents, and their childhood. Patongo’s refugee camp packs 60,000 people into its endless squalor. There is no electricity, no running water, and no safe place. Two years ago, the rebel Lords Resistance Army, dragged 29 students from Patongo’s schoolhouse to “join” the army. The bullet holes in the school walls tell the stories the children would rather forget.
Despite the odds, the students endlessly practice their performances, driven by heart, talent, and the need to rebuild their lives. If their bus can safely make it through rebel territory, they’ll take the stage and give it their all. Win or lose, these children will show what true heart can achieve.