We Are Together: The Children of Agape Choir (2006)

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As the AIDS epidemic ravages Africa, the ones who succumb to the disease are not the only victims. When tens of thousands of parents die, their children are left to fend for themselves, and the Agape Orphanage in South Africa has become a home for a growing number of children who have lost their mothers and fathers. While the children of Agape have all been touched by tragedy, they've also adopted a unique means to cope -- music. As South African singing star Zwai Bala puts it, "We, South … More

Rating: PG (for some thematic elements)
Genre: Documentary , Special Interest
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Written By: Slindile Moya, Paul Taylor
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On DVD: Sep 9, 2008
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Critic Reviews for We Are Together: The Children of Agape Choir

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

You've seen this sort of thing before, but the film, directed by Paul Taylor, happens to be especially well photographed, and the youngsters more winning than most.

July 7, 2008
New York Times
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This film about orphans in South Africa would be satisfying even if the only good thing about it were its refreshing lack of Bono.

Full Review… | July 2, 2008
Time Out
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We Are Together stands as a celebration of resiliency.

Full Review… | May 22, 2008
Variety
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Compared to the reality-TV programs that wring manufactured drama from manipulated situations, We Are Together is an example of admirable restraint.

December 16, 2008
Christianity Today

Heartrending musical documentary examines plight of South African AIDS orphans.

Full Review… | July 5, 2008
AALBC.com

As others have reported, this is a very inspiring film. However, it does raise troubling questions about the source of Africa's misery and how it will be ended.

Full Review… | July 3, 2008
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