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Africa United -- The story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their ultimate dream - to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg.
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  (in credits order)

Eriya Ndayambaje ... Dudu Kayenzi

Roger Jean Nsengiyumva ... Fabrice (as Roger Nsengiyumva)
Sanyu Joanita Kintu ... Beatrice
Yves Dusenge ... Foreman George
Sherrie Silver ... Celeste

Emmanuel Jal ... Tulu
Presley Chweneyagae ... Egg
Rapulana Seiphemo ... Philippe Baku
Patrick Mofokeng ... Police Sargeant Sam
Richard Lukunku ... Jean Baptiste
Moky Mukura ... Fabrice's Mother

Leleti Khumalo ... Sister Ndebele
Tony Caprari ... Beach Bar Owner
Keketso Semoko ... Hospital Doctor
Ayuub Kasasa Mago ... Congo Stadium Lone Spectator
Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka ... Trilby
Chan Marti ... Aid Worker
Lehlohonolo Makoko ... Roadblock Policeman
Sam Kyagambidwa ... Nico
Elizabeth Serunye ... Congo Crossing Mama
Francise Motsepe ... Leader of the Feral Kids
Treasure Bulose ... South African Border Policeman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jabulani Mouze Phambana ... Johnson Beach bar bodyguard

Directed by
Debs Paterson  (as Debs Gardner-Paterson)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rhidian Brook 

Produced by
Stefan Allesch-Taylor .... executive producer
Mark Blaney .... producer
Neil Fox .... executive producer
Mark Hubbard .... co-producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Eric Kabera .... producer
Christine Langan .... executive producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Lance Samuels .... co-producer
Jackie Sheppard .... producer
Original Music by
Bernie Gardner 
Cinematography by
Sean Bobbitt 
Film Editing by
Victoria Boydell 
Casting by
Christa Schamberger 
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Production Design by
Mike Gunn 
Art Direction by
Bobby Cardoso 
Guy Potgieter 
Costume Design by
Pierre Vienings 
Makeup Department
Candy Ann Mitchell .... makeup artist
Production Management
Helen de Winter .... post-production supervisor
Andrew Dearnley .... post-production manager
Cheryl Eatock .... production manager
Sarah Wheale .... production manager: Rwanda & Burundi
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wendy Croad .... second assistant director
David Tumahole .... third assistant director
Andre Weavind .... first assistant director
Art Department
Maria Constantinides .... art department coordinator
Sheona Mitchley .... set dresser
Doret Van Jaarsveld .... property master
Sound Department
Dillon Bennett .... sound effects editor
Jamie Caple .... dialogue and adr supervisor
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer
Safali Eugene .... sound mixer: additional unit
Simon Gershon .... supervising sound editor
Marc Hope .... foley editor
Dan Johnson .... sound re-recording mixer
Nico Louw .... sound mixer
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Emma Pegram .... adr mixer
Emma Pegram .... dialogue editor
Filipa Principe .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Smith .... sound effects editor
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Danton Tanimura .... sound effects editor
Richard Williams .... foley editor
Michele Woods .... dialogue editor
Visual Effects by
Tim Crabtree .... rotoscope artist
William Davies .... compositor
Fawnda Denham .... visual effects producer
Javier El Cid .... compositor
Mark Fairless .... compositor
Ylva Garnert .... rotoscope artist
Andy Mo Hague .... compositor
Marc Hutchings .... compositor
Susan Immonen .... roto artist: The Foundry
Lee Johnson .... compositor
Ryan Kent .... rotoscope artist
Rick McMahon .... visual effects artist
Molinare .... visual effects
Claire Musgrave-Brown .... compositor
Collette Nunes .... visual effects editor
Zissis Papatzikis .... lead visual effects
John Purdie .... digital compositor
George Rockliffe .... rotoscope artist
Duncan Tune .... compositor
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects executive producer: Molinare vfx
Lee Watson .... compositor
Richard Worsley .... rotoscope artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Telfer Barnes .... assistant camera
Meike Chinnery .... first assistant b camera
Chad De Klerk .... best boy: grip
James Frater .... steadicam operator
Kate Reid .... director of photography: second unit
Chris Summers .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, main unit
Nick Wall .... unit & specials photographer
Animation Department
Mark Aarons .... animation editor
Bryony Bradford .... production assistant: animation
James Bretton .... animation producer
Dave Bullivant .... animation director
Gary Carse .... animator
Jordan Cross .... production assistant: animation
Matthew Day .... lighting cameraman animation
Max Halstead .... assistant: animation
Will Harper .... art director: animation
Will Harper .... character designer
Will Harper .... puppeteering animator
Joseph Mann .... animator
Bella Sabbagh .... key assistant animator
Jonny Sabbagh .... art director: animation
Jonny Sabbagh .... character designer
Jonny Sabbagh .... puppeteering animator
Daniel Waterman .... animator
Simon Willows .... animation director
Bart Yates .... executive producer: animation
Casting Department
Esther Higham .... casting assistant: uk
Sara Kewly Hyde .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Inge Hough .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Mike Andrews .... di technician
Tim Drewett .... digital film technician
François Kamffer .... digital intermediate technician
Justin Lanchbury .... di film consultant
Connan McStay .... on-line editor
Andy Richards .... supervising DI conform editor
Laurence Thripp .... on-line editor
Tim Waller .... senior colourist
Ylva Garnert .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Paul Reson .... on-line editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Kathleen Hasay .... music supervision assistant
Transportation Department
Neil Heyburgh .... driver: cast
Other crew
Aaron Anderson .... creative: uk film council
San Davey .... script supervisor
Sharon Ehbel .... travel coordinator
Dominique Haidar .... represented by: Pathé
Natalie Harvey .... production assistant: UK
Carol Heij .... production coordinator (as Carolien Heij)
Tim Kilshaw .... armorer
Marina Michelson .... post production runner
Steve Milne .... director: Molinare
Nkululeko Radebe .... on set production assistant
John Rogers .... kzn location manager
Albert Sharpe .... epk: producer/director
Jonathan Smiles .... digital production consultant
Ed Wethered .... development editor
Laura Wilcox .... production accountant
Nathan Elliott .... special thanks
Will Hill .... special thanks
Alainée Kent .... special thanks
Steve Milne .... special thanks
Neville Pierce .... thanks (as Nev Pierce)

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88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Ireland:12A | Netherlands:9 | Singapore:PG | Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) | UK:12A


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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant!, 24 October 2010
Author: Caroline Musgrave from England

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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