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Africa United

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Synopsis

Africa United tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their lifelong dream - to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg.

On the way to the vital selection trial, disaster strikes when Fabrice, Dudu and Béatrice board the wrong bus and cross into the Congo; without papers, money or a believable story, they are escorted to a refugee camp. But with considerable ingenuity and sass (and a World Cup wall chart for a map), our pint-sized heroes escape the camp and set off through the endless horizons of Africa in pursuit of their dream, picking up along the way a 'dream team' of displaced kids, who help them negotiate a series of glorious, dangerous and hilarious adventures.

Through their 3000 mile journey, we encounter an Africa few people have ever seen; experience an epic adventure through seven countries; and feel the joy, laughter and hope that comes from making an incredible journey together.

Africa United is a dramatic, heartfelt and enchanting story set to enthral audiences worldwide.

Details

Year
2010
Type of film
Features
Running Time
88 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Debs Gardner-Paterson 1st Feature
Producer
Mark Blaney, Jackie Sheppard, Eric Kabera
Editor
Victoria Boydell
Screenwriter
Rhidian Brook
Director of Photography
Sean Bobbitt
Production Designer
Mike Gunn
Music
Bernie Gardner
Principal Cast
Eriya Ndayambaje, Sanyu Joanita Kintu, Roger Nsengiyumva, Sherrie Silver, Yves Dusenge

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Production Company

Footprint Films
Tel: + 44 (0)20 3369 1966

Sales
Company

Pathe International
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London
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UK
Tel: +44 20 7323 5151
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