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Grace, Milly, Lucy

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Grace, Milly, Lucy
Canada / 2010 / 71 min
DIRECTOR:
Raymonde Provencher
Dawn in Uganda

For decades, Uganda has been torn apart from within by Joseph Kony’s killing machine of child soldiers, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Through the eyes of Grace, Milly and Lucy, three ex-soldiers who have been abducted and forced to fight for the LRA, we get the chance to see the conflict from the point of view of women. Women of a lost generation organize and form networks to help others in a similar situation to be included in a society that not necessarily meets their lost daughters with open arms.

Raymonde Provencher

Raymonde Provencher has been roving the world, led by her passion for international issues, for over twenty-five years. She started her career as a journalist in the Radio-Canada newsroom in 1973. For the next ten years, she worked on a number of television programs at Radio-Canada and Télé-Québec. In 1995 she and her colleagues, Patricio Henriquez and Robert Cornellier, decided to form their own private production company: Macumba International. In 2002 she wrote and directed the feature-length documentary WAR BABIES, on the fate of children born to victims of wartime rape. The film won critical acclaim and awards on festivals world over, and can be seen as symptomatic for Provenchers ability to show her audience a female perspective on reality in poor and conflict-ridden countries.