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This project is about the stories of five girls who were forced to become sex slaves and rebel soldiers with Uganda's LRA rebel group.
This project is about the stories of five girls who were forced to become sex slaves and rebel soldiers with Uganda's LRA rebel group.
45 backers pledged $3,100 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

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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

Post production

Food for the crew

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    The initial reward for our backers will be the satisfaction of being part of a human rights restoration campaign by giving former girl soldiers a platform to have their voices heard.

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    Every $20 backer of Wives of War will be individually acknowledged through mentions in Wives of War film credits.

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    Get to adorn beautiful handcrafted paper beads made by the former girl soldiers, featured in Wives of War.

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    You will receive a signed DVD copy of Wives of War from the Executive Producer.

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    You will receive a signed DVD copy of Wives of War from the Executive Producer and a wall poster of Wives of War.

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    You will receive beautiful handcrafted paper beads made by the former girl soldiers, featured in Wives of War, a signed DVD copy of Wives of War from the Executive Producer and a wall poster of Wives of War.

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