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Uma Thurman is a 'Girl Soldier'

Uma Thurman will topline indie drama "Girl Soldier" for Caspian Pictures, portraying a cleric who helped rescue 140 schoolgirls abducted in Uganda. . . .

Story's based on Kathy Cook's book "Stolen Angels," which follows the 1996 raid at a boarding school, where a band of armed rebels abducted young girls to turn them into soldiers and sex slaves.

A teacher at the school, Sister Caroline, tracked the rebels back to their camp to demand the girls' release; 110 were returned to the nun, who then began a crusade over the next few years as she rallied parents, the government, the United Nations and the pope to aid in rescuing not only her own girls but other children in rebel captivity. . . .

Variety, July 20

"Sympathy must precede belligerence. First I must understand the other, as it were, from the inside; then I can critique it from the outside. So many people skip right to the latter." -- Steven D. Greydanus
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I'm assuming this film is based on the Aboke abductions? This is a horrific and yet amazing story, and I, for one, am acutely curious as to how this will translate on film. I've read many and have heard several testimonies of survivors of the LRA and Kony's evil (yes, I confess I am opinionated on this one), and it is mind- and soul-blowing how some of these kids come out of that kind of horror with faith and strength. I still have a bracelet from Invisible Children that reminds me of their stories.

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