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Africa United Reviews

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June 29, 2013
Interesting premise, but very poorly handled. Certainly disappointing.
April 2, 2013
This was poor. A great educational film to shown in all schools across Africa for sure. It keeps deviating into a government advertisement for safe sex, But as a movie, it was poor
March 28, 2013
An interesting mix, described as 'family friendly', but actually pretty gritty despite the cute animations punctuating the story. In the real world these kids would have failed miserably in such a hostile environment, but it's well done, and introduces a world of child soldiers, corruption and endemic Aids to a non-African audience. A road movie with a difference.
March 17, 2013
A feel good story connected to World Cup year in Africa, but it is also a tiresome story of kids travelling across the continent. Having done 2/3 of this journey myself there's clearly a lot of poetic license in the depiction.
October 26, 2012
Great story with lovely shots of Africa
September 30, 2012
Watchable enough yet it seems to manage the strange talent of simultaneously dealing with the serious issues of AIDs, Child Soldiers and Famine but still feeling very childish and annoying at points.
June 22, 2012
Beautiful film, deals with important issues in Africa with a child-like naivety so befitting of its characters.
June 10, 2012
Wonderful, and surprisingly authentic in its portrayal of Africa as tough, spirited and warm-hearted - as well as poor and violent. Really worth seeing.
Darren Camponi
May 25, 2012
Many family movies contain the usual squeaky clean messages such as "help a friend in need", "be yourself" and "go after your dreams". Africa United isn't any different to this but it does also tackle some very serious subjects such as Aids, child soldiers, teenage prostitution and safe sex. Africa United is about three Rwandan children who want to see the World Cup and so walk over three-thousand miles to see it only to end up in the Congo, where they continue their journey and along the way meet two teenagers who tag along. This movie has two themes: a light theme that would work on younger kids and a darker theme that would work for teenagers and adults. The lighter theme shows friends taking on a massive journey to help a friend achieve his dreams of becoming a footballer and playing in the World Cup with a few funny results. The darker theme suggests heartbreak, tension and drama in the form of diseases, prostitution and poverty and shows the dangers to the audience. The very first scene you are introduced to in Africa United is Dudu, one of the main characters, promoting safe sex whilst blowing a condom up, wrapping it in a bag and then tying string around it to make a football, how many times have you ever seen something like that in a family movie?

Africa United has some great performances from the cast, particularly from the five children, who clearly have a lot of talent. The young actors and actresses were great as their characters as we see a funny and serious side to their characters and the way they portrayed them in the more serious scenes were quite emotional and moving. Africa United does have a couple of great scenes where the messages in the movie really tell the audience what it's really like in Africa by showing the good side and the bad side. With a decent script, brilliant performances, great timing and messages that make an impact, Africa United is a great family movie that balances the lighter, humorous tones and the darker, emotional tones very well.

Africa United is rated a 12 certificate, which is quite surprising considering some of the themes in the story but it's done in such a clever way that it makes the audience more aware of the serious issues. Obviously, this isn't a movie for younger children to see but it's okay for those who are about the age of ten or older. There's quite a few messages in the movie, some mature than others, that will make a bit of an impact on the audience. Overall, everything was good about Africa United and there's not many bad points about it. It's a good family movie that shows the ups and downs of Africa and the journey of five kids wanting to see the World Cup.
November 3, 2010
Such a charming film! And it's all down to Dudu... I love that character! His unwaivering hope is such an inspiration! All down to a fantastic script, solid direction, stunning scenery and the acting skills of Eriya Ndayambaje...he really is great!
January 16, 2012
Cheesy and enjoyable, but perhaps should have worried less about conveying its core message and more on the actual story-telling and film itself.
November 13, 2010
Slumdog Millionaire this ain't!
June 19, 2011
I went to see it yesterday and it's the best children movie I've seen on africa since the lion king
Lisa R.
June 18, 2011
A feel good family film, with quite a bit of charm and humour. It was fun and there was some good use of animation in parts too.
June 13, 2011
Won the preview tickets to this movie. It is a feel good movie. There's quite alot of funny scenes. The fresh castings of the kids is good. Roger Nsengiyumva loves to play soccer and is rather good. His best friend/manager Eriya Ndayambaje is really funny and good with stories, He is also good in using condom, plastic bag and strings to make a ball. He dotes on his little sister Sanyu Joanita Kintu who aspire to be a doctor. Roger is juggling the ball and caught the attention of a scout of the 2010 world cup, inviting him to play for africa united. He knew his mum will never allow him to go. Next day Roger, Eriya and his sister still go for the trip. Eriya tries to save money for the bus but ended up in Congo. They were bring to the refugee camp, where they met Yves Dusenge, a child soldier. He told the trio they will be waiting to get chosen as soldier and should follow him to escape. At night, 2 guys went in to find Yves, but the 4 took their jeep and escape. But the captors chase after them. They ran into the jungle and hike all the way. Roger saw the bag of money and now know why are they chasing them. They reach the beach and got a boat. Finally reaching the other side, Sherrie Silver who works in a resort nearby sees them. They were not welcome until Yves show the boss the money bag. They get to rest and enjoy for that short while. Everyone had afternoon nap and the boss took the bag and chase them away. At night, the gang plot their revenge, with the help of Sherrie, who was treated like a whore anyway. The 5 of them are together for the journey. The captors caught up and beat Yves. He knock the gun and kick it to Roger. He shoots and injure a captor. Sherrie took the gun and ask the captors to leave with their money. That's when they know Yves is a child soldier. They were walking and saw a camp to test for HIV. And they could get money for it. Sherrie is afraid she maybe positive but turns out she is ok. They reach a village and were chase by the local children gang for Eriya briefcase. In the end, Roger's soccer boots are exchange for the briefcase. The journey goes smoothly. Eriya use the money to exchange for another currency which is actually worthless and not in use anymore. Roger scolded his stupidity. At night Eriya got sick and next day send to hospital. Sanyu is lucky to have the chance to study for free at the local school. Eriya actually is HIV positive but lied to the others. He still want to continue the dream to world cup. The sister remain for the studies. They reach the border but without any proper documents, they ry to sneak past and was caught. The police didn't believe their stories. When Roger tries to get the ball back from the soldiers, the police saw his skills and make the phone call to verify their stories. He personally drive them to the venue but the guy who approach them was busy to meet them. Eriya got weak and send to the medic. That's when the guy saw Roger and give him a place for the opening. Their dreams are granted.
March 30, 2011
Excelente filme, e que espero que sirva para as pessoas não se esquecerem do que é viver em ?frica...
March 27, 2011
Extraordinary film which showcases the diverse natural beauty of Africa in juxtaposition with some of the challenges like HIV Aids and poverty. It is sad in some parts, funny in some, and serious enough to have sociopolitical undertones. While the setting is sometimes sad, the film is positive in its outlook and promote good social messages particularly evident in the high spirit of the 13 year old narator and central figure 'Duddu'. It is a must see,

Super Reviewer

March 15, 2011
Taking place during the World Cup madness period 2010, we will see the journey of three kids who are willing to travel miles away from home just to enter South Africa and kick some ball. Along the way, they meet few other kids their age and begin to call themselves as a team. The extra ordinary thing about this movie is the main characters, their innocence and passion is just refreshing! And the African backdrop also helps to build a strong atmosphere. Another thing that amaze me are the actors, this kids are good! A must watch for someone who want to see something different for a change.

March 12, 2011
The only way I can describe this film is by saying it is utterly and completely African - it has the true spirit of the African people behind it. It deals with some incredibly serious issues, AIDs, child soldiers, trafficking and the sex trade of teenage girls, and yet I did not leave the cinema feeling sad - because it had this remarkble African spirit surrounding it, with the ever powerful and optmistic voice of the continent .
The acting was incredible, particularly from Yves Dusenge, the scenery as they move from country to country is breathtaking, the use of colour and music is vibrent and very much reflective of the culture - and the use of animation for the story the children were telling each other was perfect.
I fail to understand why this film has got so many terrible reviews, maybe I am biased due to my love of Africa and its ability to deal with increbily sad and compex issues with such a kind hearted nature and a determined heart of a people unwilling to give up on hope and love and peace.
But I really don't think that is it, I just think most audience failed to grasp the message of the film - that these things are happening in the world, and to children, but even with this darkness there is still hope. And that is what I took away from this film, hope - and an even stronger love for Africa.
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