We Are Together
The story of a group of South African AIDS orphans who form a choir, this utterly captivating film is already the worthy winner of several audience awards from festivals around the world.
First-time director Paul Taylor was working as a volunteer at the Agape Orphanage in South Africa when he decided that the place and its residents were so remarkable that someone should make a film about them. Here's the result. Focusing on one family in particular, the film doesn't flinch from letting us see the devastation that AIDS has brought to millions of lives, but also lets us share the strength that these amazing children draw from their singing. The film follows their highs and lows, culminating in their journey to the US to raise funds and awareness. Filled with sorrow and joy in equal measure, not to mention some of the most sublime music you'll ever hear, you'll need a hanky for this one. JL This film is directed by Skillset/EIFF Trailblazer Paul Taylor.
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