I DECLARE WAR focuses on a group of 12-year-old friends whilst they play an innocent game of ‘Capture the Flag’ in the neighbourhood woods, arming themselves with nothing more than sticks, their imagination and a simple set of rules.
One afternoon the game takes on a more serious tone and the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship, giving the would-be warriors a glimpse of the darker side of human nature. Will child’s play turn to something more real or will these boys battle it out and win the war?
The film was recently screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and at the Seattle International Film Festival and has been compared to the great classics Lord of the Flies, The Lost Boys, The Goonies and Stand By Me. It’s a must see for all those who remember what it’s like to let your imagination run wild.