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The extraordinary story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Using a sack load of ingenuity and sass (and a World Cup wall chart for a map), ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudu Kayenzi
Fabrice (as Roger Nsengiyumva)
Sanyu Joanita Kintu ...
Yves Dusenge ...
Foreman George
Sherrie Silver ...
Presley Chweneyagae ...
Rapulana Seiphemo ...
Philippe Baku
Patrick Mofokeng ...
Police Sargeant Sam
Richard Lukunku ...
Jean Baptiste
Moky Mukura ...
Fabrice's Mother
Sister Ndebele
Tony Caprari ...
Beach Bar Owner
Keketso Semoko ...
Hospital Doctor
Ayuub Kasasa Mago ...
Congo Stadium Lone Spectator


The extraordinary story of three Rwandan kids who walk 3000 miles to the Soccer World Cup in South Africa. Using a sack load of ingenuity and sass (and a World Cup wall chart for a map), our pint-sized protagonists set off through the endless horizons of Africa in pursuit of an unlikely dream. And as they walk they gather a tribe - a ragamuffin team - of broken and brilliant characters who help them negotiate a way through a series of glorious, dangerous, hilarious and often bizarre situations. Through these kids, we will encounter an Africa few people ever get to see; experience the hard reality of an epic walk through seven countries; as well as the joy, laughter and hope - 'the ubuntu' - that comes from making an incredible journey together. Written by Rhidian Brook

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Release Date:

15 June 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Africa United - matkalla kohti unelmaa  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£177,827 (UK) (22 October 2010)


£545,556 (UK) (29 October 2010)

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Makes you laugh, makes you cry, real, sad and full of joy, energy and life
22 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Great film, full of energy and colour from the start. Very unusual, not like other films, seems not to be in a mould. Great values of loyalty, friendship and courage in the context of horror and terror. The reality of life in the midst of warfare and corruption was very evident and yet the humour and the warmth made it entertaining and credible. It is the kind of film which children can enjoy because the story is simple and clear and yet there are depths which are profoundly moving for those capable of maturer insights. It is a good antidote to the slick and formulaic films around at the moment. It has heart, it is insightful and manages to be highly entertaining for all ages. Well done on a small budget.

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