We Are Together

07/03/2008
  |  Book Tickets: 18/12/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 07/03/2008
  |  86 min
Rated PG by the BBFC
We Are Together Film Poster

Synopsis

Award-winning documentary about the children's choir of South Africa's Agape Child Care Centre. Told largely from the perspective of 12-year-old Slindile Moya, one of nine siblings who lost their parents to AIDS, the film focuses on Slindile's family, including an older brother who lives at home and has the HIV virus, as well as other residents of the orphanage who are members of the choir. The Agape Child Care Centre was founded by Zodwa Mqadi ten years ago, to provide a home and education for orphaned children. To try and raise much-needed funds for the orphanage and expand its capacity, Zodwa, known as 'Grandma' to the children, decides to take the music of the Agape's extraordinary a capella choir to the wider world. Overcoming many obstacles, including a cancelled trip to Great Britain, a devastating fire and a family tragedy, Grandma and her choir achieve their dream, recording a CD with the help of South African pop star Zwai Bala, and travelling to New York to perform with Paul Simon and Alicia Keys.

Contains sight of terminally ill people and bereavement theme
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