Africa United (2010)

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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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2.35 : 1
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24 October 2010 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I loved every minute of this fantastic film! It is packed full of energy, passion and adventure brought together by an inspiring young cast and brilliant soundtrack.

As a former resident of Kigali and visitor to many of the places on route, I enjoyed the beautifully shot footage of stunning Africa and felt transported back to the energy of the places I visited and people I met.

The child actors were excellent, telling big stories with a striking honesty and simplicity. I laughed out loud at Dudu's one liners and wiped away a tear as George's story unfolded. A truly brilliant movie and one I will be talking about for a long time to come. My nephews will love it and my friends will love it, it is a film that spans the generations and offers something fun, engaging and insightful for everyone.

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