We are Together


Amnesty International Film Audience Award

International Documentary Association Music Documentary Award

Tribeca Film Festival Audience Award

Whistler Film Festival Best Documentary

Amsterdam International Documentary Festival Audience Award

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Paul Taylor (d.) and Teddy Leifer (p.)
Completed 2007 Runtime 83


Filmed over three years, We Are Together tells the remarkable and moving story of a group of children who use music to overcome hardship and loss. It is the story of an orphanage, unlike one you've ever seen before, and of the drive of these remarkable young singers and their teachers to make it to London for a series of concerts.

Long Synopsis

Life has not been easy for 12-year-old Slindile, her siblings and her friends at the Agape Orphanage in South Africa, where most of the children have lost their parents to AIDS. But they are still kids and teenagers, bashful around boys, squabbling with each other, and when they lift their voices in song, something extraordinary happens.

As the kids at Agape orphanage continue to train for what they hope will be their big break, Slindile and her siblings are hit with more hard news - their oldest brother Sifiso, who has been sick for months, has AIDS. With unforgettable kids, soaring music and a plot full of surprises, We Are Together arrives as a stirring and uplifting theatrical documentary.

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What people
have said

We Are Together stands as a celebration of resiliency.

Time Out

There are moments of joy, so sublime you feel your heart swell with the sound of the children's voices and segments of sadness as sharp as a scalpel.

Eye for Film
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