CANCELLED: Screening – We Are Together

Screening September 24, 2010 7:00 PM

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.

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.

Directed by Paul Taylor
83 mins

In 2000, world leaders agreed to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – a pledge to halve extreme poverty by 2015.

However with just five years to go, progress is drastically slow. To explore why, and to ask what can be done, the UK development NGO network Bond presents a season of award winning documentaries in association with Good Screenings (