Dance to Life: Uganda Orphans

Dance to Life: Uganda Orphans

Children who lost their parents to AIDS or war transform their grief through the arts. (Reader's Digest)

There are at least 2.4 million orphans in Uganda due to AIDS and forty years of warfare. Some of these children now have the opportunity to transform their lives through singing, dancing and making music in programs like the Children of Uganda Dance Troupe.

Founded by Alexis Hefley in 1996, the dance troupe increases awareness about HIV/AIDS and raises money to support hundreds of Ugandan orphans. Over half of the dance troupe members have lost a parent to AIDS.

This Reader’s Digest video was made to promote the book “Transcendent Spirit, the Orphans of Uganda,” by Douglas Menuez. The video incorporates interviews with orphans, dance troupe founder Hefley and black-and-white photographs from the book, published by Beaufort Books.

CHANNEL: Reader’s Digest

Length: 4:59

Video by Joe Puhy, Jr. & Douglas Menuez
Multimedia Editing by David Snider
Executive Producer: David Elliot Cohen

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