Saturday, 6 November 2010

~ Africa United - A Review ~


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 3000 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.


Well the film didn't quite live up to my expectations. The film was good but quite drawn out showing less of the issues in Africa than expected. There was a good point made about the use of condoms and HIV/AIDS which was well portrayed.

I would recommend this film as an easy watching film and as long as you don't expect too much and go with an open mind.

Happy watching!

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