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A Film for Northern Uganda

"A Film for Northern Uganda" acknowledges the tragic past of the region through the courageous sharing of personal stories of formerly abducted rebels, child mothers and victims of violence, who through forgiveness, compassion and resilience have begun to move forward and re-build their lives. The focus is on stories of transformation of Northern Ugandan women and men who have risen from the ashes of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA)'s twenty year insurgency, and who have committed themselves to helping others. Featuring the traditional singing and dancing of the Acholi, "A Film for Northern Uganda" also includes interviews with cultural and spiritual leaders. They share their experience on the challenges faced by all in the North while also revealing the tremendous strength and ability of the Northern Ugandans and the vast potential in the region for development.

  • Eric Bednarski
    Neon, The Strangest Dream, Ostatni świadek, MDM, Postcard From Auschwitz, Baltic Reflections
  • Kelly Burks
  • Eric Bednarski
    Neon, The Strangest Dream, MDM, Postcard From Auschwitz, Baltic Reflections
  • Kelly Burks
  • Kelly Burks
  • Eric Bednarski
    MDM, Postcard From Auschwitz, Baltic Reflections
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  • Runtime:
    45 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 8, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    135,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • The African Film Festival - TAFF
    United States
    July 1, 2017
    North American Premiere
    Best Soundtrack Award
  • AfryKamera Film Festival
    May 25, 2017
    Polish Premiere
  • Respect Human Rights Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    March 5, 2017
    Northern Ireland Premiere
  • RapidLion - The South African International Film Festival
    South Africa
    March 10, 2017
    South African Premiere
Distribution Information
  • UNDP
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Eric Bednarski, Kelly Burks

ERIC BEDNARSKI is a Warsaw based film director/writer. Born in Halifax, Canada, Bednarski studied history and filmmaking in North America and Europe. His documentary film work with the National Film Board of Canada has garnered him a Gemini Award and a Writers Guild of Canada Award nomination, and he was awarded the Decoration of Honour "Meritorious for Polish Culture" by the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Bednarski's films have been broadcast across the world and have also screened at international festivals, at the United Nations, the European Parliament and the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

KELLY BURKS is a London based consultant and film-maker. A poet, designer and photographer, Burks was born in Bangkok and grew up in the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. His varied career includes exploration work in the deserts of the western United States, film production in New York City, and running his own furniture design company in London. Burks is the Head of External Relations for the London charity, Initiatives of Change, where he produces and consults on documentary films made by them as part of his engagement. Kelly Burks is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce.

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