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Africa United (2010)

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The story of four children who walk three thousand miles to get to the world cup. On the way they encounter many things such as HIV and child prostitution.

Director:

Debs Paterson (as Debs Gardner-Paterson)

Writer:

Rhidian Brook
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eriya Ndayambaje ... Dudu Kayenzi
Roger Jean Nsengiyumva ... Fabrice (as Roger Nsengiyumva)
Sanyu Joanita Kintu Sanyu Joanita Kintu ... Beatrice
Yves Dusenge Yves Dusenge ... Foreman George
Sherrie Silver Sherrie Silver ... Celeste
Emmanuel Jal ... Tulu
Presley Chweneyagae ... Egg
Rapulana Seiphemo Rapulana Seiphemo ... Philippe Baku
Patrick Mofokeng Patrick Mofokeng ... Police Sargeant Sam
Richard Lukunku ... Jean Baptiste
Moky Mukura Moky Mukura ... Fabrice's Mother
Leleti Khumalo ... Sister Ndebele
Tony Caprari Tony Caprari ... Beach Bar Owner
Keketso Semoko Keketso Semoko ... Hospital Doctor
Ayuub Kasasa Mago 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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UK | South Africa | Rwanda

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Africa United - matkalla kohti unelmaa See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£177,827 (United Kingdom), 24 October 2010, Limited Release
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2.35 : 1
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After the credits the rhino puppet is seen passing gas See more »

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Do Your Thing
Written by Richard G. Mitchell, Felix Buxton, and Simon Ratcliffe
Published by Universal/MCA Music LTD
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Funny and heart warming film that's well worth a watch
20 October 2010 | by andy-voyceSee all my reviews

Africa United is a fantastic film that all ages will enjoy. It doesn't shy away from tackling some of the real issues that face the continent, but encapsulates it in a terrific story with great humour (some real laugh out loud moments) and brilliant soundtrack. It not only provides for an excellent and entertaining film but the creativity of the direction and production really makes these issues accessible particularly to a younger audience. The film has received amazing receptions at both the Toronto and BFI film festivals and has been getting great press in the UK as it hits the screens this weekend. In my view it's thoroughly deserved as is its comparisons as the African Slumdog. I'm certainly encouraging everyone I know to go see this great film and hope you will too.


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