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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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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
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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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15 June 2011 (USA)  »

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Africa United - matkalla kohti unelmaa  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£177,827 (UK) (22 October 2010)
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Brilliant!
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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