2015. USA/Uganda. 73 min.
Director: Danielle Bernstein
In the slums of Kampala, Uganda, education is a luxury most families cannot afford. As the singers of the Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir embark on a world tour, they encounter invigorating joys and overwhelming challenges. With mounting pressure from their families to succeed during this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, they strive for a chance to get an education—a gateway to realizing their dreams. This moving documentary shows Uganda and the West through their inquisitive eyes, and proves the empowering influence of music and education on these youths. Discussion with producer Erin Bernhardt and Michelle Kisliuk (U.Va.)
A live performance by the University Singers, conducted by Michael Slon (U.Va.), and the U.Va. African Music and Dance Ensemble, directed by Michelle Kisliuk, will take place before the screening.
Supported by Union Bank and Trust, Cinematheque, and University Programs Council
UVA : Newcomb Hall Theater