Meet the Soldier

Teddy Cherim

Netherlands, The 2018, 22 min.

VR, Documentary

Spoken language: Karamojong

World premiere

In Karamoja, North East Uganda, decades of violence have prevented any chance of peace. The violence is a result of the dry climate in the region: inhabitants rely heavily on their cattle, making the lack, or abundance of, these animals the difference between life or death. Lack of cattle not only means a lack of food; social contracts may also force young men into robbing cattle from rival communities, as cattle is often used as a wedding gift. This results in violent, long-lasting conflicts through which too many lives are being lost.


Two soldiers will see the situation through their rival’s eyes, using 3D/ Virtual Reality techniques, in order to create an understanding of their enemy’s situation. Will a change of perspective also change their minds?


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Dutch distribution:

Hack the Planet

This film can be seen free-of-charge in the foyer of Theater aan het Spui: 

24 - 25 March: 15.00 - 21.00
26 - 29 March: 17.00 - 21.00
30 - 31 March: 15.00 - 21.00