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Africa dances tonight at the Colfax Event Center

An arm of Urban Skye, a local collective seeking to help "revitalize the urban soul" by hosting cultural and spiritual salons and forums and fostering service projects, the Worldview Film Series meets on the last Thursday of every month with the goal of opening eyes to global issues through film screenings and live discussions. Tonight's film, War/Dance, an award-winning (and Oscar-nominated) documentary on Ugandan war refugees and the power of music, provides that very food for thought in stark and direct ways.

The work of Washington, D.C.-based husband-and-wife filmmaking team Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, War/Dance was made in the Patongo refugee camp in northern Uganda and focuses on three youths with back-stories no child should ever have to tell as they prepare for and compete in the National Music Competition in Kampala. It's a heartbreaking journey they take on camera, but one with a bit of salvation at its end, as the trio participates in a traditional Bwola dance of their ethnic group, the Acholi, through song, dance and musicianship.

Tonight's event, 6:30 p.m. at the Colfax Events Center, 1477 Columbine Street, begins with live music and snacks and ends with a community film discussion. Admission is a $10 donation at the door. For more information log on to the Urban Skye website or call 720-855-0489.

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