Africa United

It's not about you. It's not about me. It is about us. We are a team, Africa United.
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Africa United Synopsis

AFRICA UNITED tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their ultimate 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 Beatrice board the wrong bus and cross into the Congo. Without papers, money or a believable story, they are escorted to a children's 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 in pursuit of their dream, picking up along the way a "dream team" of displaced kids, who help them negotiate a series of thrilling and hilarious adventures.

During their 3,000 mile journey, we encounter an Africa few people ever see; experience an epic adventure across seven countries; and feel the joy, laughter and hope that comes from making an incredible journey together.



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Roger Nsengiyumva, Eriya Ndayambaje, Sherrie Silver, Sanyu Joanita Kintu, Yves Dusenge


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Mark Blaney, Jackie Sheppard, Eric Kabera


Rhidian Brook

Executive Producers:

Stefan Allesch-Taylor, Neil Fox, Christine Langan, Cameron McCracken



Credits summary:

Pathé, UK Film Council and BBC Films present in association with Warner Bros and the participation of Canal+ and Cine Cinema and in association with the Rwandan Film Commission



Running time:

87 mins

Release Dates


22 October 2010

Out on DVD

28 February 2011

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