Wednesday, July 22, 2009

From Uganda to the big screen

A long time issue for this blogger has been the plight of children in Uganda and the DRC who have been kidnapped and forced to be child soliders and sex slaves of Joseph Kony and the LRA--and now one episode in that history is coming to the big screen (hat tip Peter Chattaway via Arts & Faith forum). Variety reports that Caspian Pictures has signed Uma Thurman to star as a nun who works to secure the release of over 100 girls kidnapped by the LRA from a Catholic boarding school in Uganda. The film is based on the non-fiction Stolen Angels, which I believe is about the 1996 Aboke abductions (of which Grace Akallo was one of the girls kidnapped). There's a lot of God-talk in this real life story, and I'm acutely curious to see if and how this translates to the big screen.

(Image: by INetNate via Wikpedia)

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