• April 27, 2011
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Northern Uganda documentary premieres in Washington DC

Next Wednesday, May 4, several of us at Resolve will join friends from other local organizations working to stop violence committed by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) for the opening-night screening of Staging Hope at D.C.’s Politics on Film festival.none

Staging Hope: Acts of Peace in Northern Uganda tells the riveting story of a cross-cultural collaboration between a group of American actors and a group of Ugandan teenagers as they work together on a theater program in war torn northern Uganda. The film documents the theater program in Uganda as well as the realities of life in the camps for the youth.

Staging Hope is a compelling feature-length documentary with personal accounts, live performances, music and dance featuring American actors Dule Hill, Allison Janney, Janel Moloney, and Martin Sheen performing roles in plays written by the Ugandan teens living in the camps.

Politics on Film is a project of the Washington Political Film Foundation. It is an annual, bipartisan film festival based in Washington DC dedicated to providing a platform for films that tell stories of America’s politics and policies. The festival celebrates the power of film to educate and motivate, as well as entertain. The Festival also celebrates the historic and ongoing legacy of films about American government and democracy, as well as related stories and themes from an international perspective.

“Part of the story of this festival is the power of film to make a difference,” said Gayle Osterberg, Chief Operating Officer. Osterberg added that Staging Hopes conveys “this concept brilliantly, weaving realities of war and its aftermath with the impact of the arts in helping people move forward in different ways.”

The presentation and screening begin at 6:30pm on May 4 at the Navy Memorial Auditorium at 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW in Washington, D.C.  If you are in the area and you would like to join this event, you can get tickets at www.politicsonfilm.com.

— Michael

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Michael Poffenberger
Michael Poffenberger

Michael Poffenberger is Executive Director of The Resolve.