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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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Dudu Kayenzi
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Fabrice (as Roger Nsengiyumva)
Sanyu Joanita Kintu ...
Beatrice
Yves Dusenge ...
Foreman George
Sherrie Silver ...
Celeste
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Tulu
Presley Chweneyagae ...
Egg
Rapulana Seiphemo ...
Philippe Baku
Patrick Mofokeng ...
Police Sargeant Sam
Richard Lukunku ...
Jean Baptiste
Moky Mukura ...
Fabrice's Mother
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Sister Ndebele
Tony Caprari ...
Beach Bar Owner
Keketso Semoko ...
Hospital Doctor
Ayuub Kasasa Mago ...
Congo Stadium Lone Spectator
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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), 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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£177,827 (UK) (22 October 2010)

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£545,556 (UK) (29 October 2010)
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Well worth the wait
21 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed the development of the children's characters, which at first was slow but well worth the wait. This film is a fantastic journey through some serious issues that should not have to be tackled by those so young and ended up being a well balanced, emotionally engaging, film.

The world inside Dudu's head was also a highlight and credit must go to Directors Debs Gardner-Paterson and Simon Willows for being so thorough in their research on how this might play out. Brilliant! All that and more plus the fact that this film was made on less money than I pay in rent in a year (well… almost), makes it even more satisfying.

I will go again and not hesitate to recommend it to others.


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