A narrative portrait of a 14 year old girl living in Lukaya, Uganda.

My intention with this film was to give viewers the most real look possible as to what life in Lukaya is like, without physically being there.

Dorica’s story is quite typical and far from the most extreme when compared to some of her peers.

If this piques your interest at all, I’d encourage you to check out RPU’s website:


You too could sponsor children just like Dorica... It is pretty incredible what can be done with so little.

Many thanks to Baluku Danes, Sseguya Henry, Inyalio John Roberts and Katerrega George for their input, help and translation.

I am extremely appreciative of my sponsors for their support of this project: Gettysburg College, Joe and Elaine Griswold, Dana and Kathryn Hiscock.

I owe a huge thanks to Andrew Moore for giving me invaluable help and assistance with the filming of this project.

Everything in this film was shot with a Canon 5dmii and a variety of Canon lenses including the 16-35 f/2.8, 24-70 f/2.8 and 50 f/1.4

All of the motion control was done with the Dynamic Perception Stage One Dolly.

For this piece I sampled numerous different soundtracks and musical works. I do not own the rights to this music, nor do I claim to.

Check out and buy these tracks on Itunes/Amazon.

Gortoz A Ran - J'attends, Hans Zimmer
Modern Life, Lisa Gerrard & Marcello De Francisci
Great Plains: Tibet (Reprise) – Close, George Fenton
Monk With Bell, Various Artists
Here We Go!, Clint Mansell
Kothbiro, Ayub Ogada
Nakawunde, Percussion Discussion Africa
Prawnkus, Clinton Shorter
Children Found, Andrea Guerra

Facebook: Nathaniel Atwater
email: nathaniel.atwater@gmail.com

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