IN A SOLDIER'S FOOTSTEPS
The real-life story of Steven, a former child soldier from Uganda, who after a terrible sequence of events - including imprisonment, torture, escape, and the death of his wife and son - reached Denmark as a UNHCR refugee. While in Denmark he receives news, that his son might be alive and now also a child soldier and Steven sets out to find him and save him – whatever it takes. The film is also a portrait of contemporary Uganda, Pearl of Africa and darling of the West, a country attempting to make the transition from military dictatorship to democracy.
Release: 2005 (Denmark)
Duration: 89 minutes
Genre: Documentary feature
Spoken language: Danish and English
Director: Mette Zeruneith
Screenplay: Mette Zeruneith
Cinematography: Henrik Bohn Ipsen, David Fox and Stefan V. Jensen
Editors: Pernille Bech Christensen, Mette Zeruneith and Nicolaj Monberg
Sound Design: Mick Raaschou
Composer: Peter Schultz
Producer: Lise Lense-Møller
Production Country: Denmark
Production Company: Magic Hour Films
Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute, Danida, DR, The MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Nordic Film- & TV Fund, RUV, The Danish Ministry of Education and YLE.
The film received a 2006 Special Mention at the Paris Festival de Programmes Audiovisuels Jury of Young Europeans Prize.