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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.

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Debs Paterson (as Debs Gardner-Paterson)

Writer:

Rhidian Brook
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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 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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Kale Kale
Written by Peter Mawanga
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A million miles from Hollywood geographically and metaphorically
13 April 2011 | by rogerdarlingtonSee all my reviews

This is not a blockbuster film with a mega publicity budget, but what attracted me to such an independent work was that the writer Rhidian Brook is the son of a colleague of mine on the UK's Communications Consumer Panel. I'm pleased that I made the effort to see the movie because it is original in subject matter and talent and refreshing in both content and delivery.

Everything about it is different from the usual Hollywood fare. The British director Debs Gardner-Paterson is fourth- generation Rwandan, all the central roles are taken by African children, and all the wonderful locations are in Africa.

Essentially it is a road movie with a bunch of kids determined to travel from Rwanda to South Africa in order to be at the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup. Although there is sharp dialogue and much humour, serious issues are touched upon, ranging from child soldiers to HIV/AIDS.


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Country:

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)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,207,592
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2.35 : 1
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