Wives of War is a powerful story about five girls who were formerly kidnapped and forced to become sex slaves and child soldiers during the Lord's Resistance army in the Northern Uganda civil war. It sets out to investigate the reasons why the stories of girls in northern Uganda involved in armed conflict, willingly or otherwise, have not been documented extensively. The short version of this project was accepted and screened at the Awareness Film Festival in Los Angeles, California where it received an honorable mention.
What we want to do:
This project wants to increase awareness of former girl soldiers in Northern Uganda. To do this, we need to make a longer feature film. A film that will be screened in several audiences including non profit organizations that focus on helping women/girls who have been affected by war. We want to enter this film in longer feature film festivals around the world and share it with a broader audience.
How we plan to do it:
We intend to travel to Gulu, Northern Uganda at the end of 2011 to film. We have set up local connections in Uganda that can help us acquire professional equipment for hire. The support from this backing will help us achieve this goal. Most of the post production will be done in the US, but we will need to cover travel costs for the crew of three, who will be working on this project.
What the money is for:
To make this project a reality we will need:
Air flight to Uganda
Equipment hire including HD camera, microphones and lights.
Film Festival fees
Food for the crew
- (60 days)