We Are Together: The Children of Agape Choir


1h 27m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Slindile, a young 12-year-old South Africa girl, lives at the Agape Orphanage in KwaZulu Natal. It's a home for children, many of whom have lost their parents to AIDS. She and the other children from the orphanage form a choir which becomes their greatest source of comfort and hope, and which takes

Film Details

Also Known As
Thina Simunye, We Are Together
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation; Hbo Documentary Films; Rialto Distribution; Rise Films
Distribution Company
HBO Network- Home Box Office
Location
South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

Synopsis

Slindile, a young 12-year-old South Africa girl, lives at the Agape Orphanage in KwaZulu Natal. It's a home for children, many of whom have lost their parents to AIDS. She and the other children from the orphanage form a choir which becomes their greatest source of comfort and hope, and which takes them on a journey beyond their dreams. Filmed over three years the chronicle tells the story about sorrow, joy and the strength of the human spirit. For children like Slindile and her friends at Agape, life has not been easy, but their voices continue to ring loud and clear. As they come to terms with a series of painful setbacks, including the loss of loved ones to AIDS, their spirit stays strong and their singing takes them to places they have never been before.

Film Details

Also Known As
Thina Simunye, We Are Together
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation; Hbo Documentary Films; Rialto Distribution; Rise Films
Distribution Company
HBO Network- Home Box Office
Location
South Africa

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the 2007 award for Best Music Documentary by the International Documentary Association (IDA).

Winner of the Audience Award at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Winner of the Standard Life Audience Award at the 2007 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Winner of two awards including the Dioraphte Audience Award and the First Appearance Award at the 2006 International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

Released in United States 2006

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States April 2007

Released in United States August 2007

Released in United States June 2007

Released in United States October 2007

Released in United States on Video September 9, 2008

Released in United States Summer July 4, 2008

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Black Perspectives, Docufest) October 4-17, 2007.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 15-26, 2007.

Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (World Showcase) April 19-29, 2007.

Shown at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) November 23-December 3, 2006.

Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (World View) June 12-17, 2007.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (World Documentary Competition) April 25-May 6, 2007.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Nonfiction Features of 2007) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Feature directorial debut for Paul Taylor.

Aired in USA on HBO Network August 11, 2008.

Scheduled to air in USA on HBO August 11, 2008.

Released in United States 2006 (Shown at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) November 23-December 3, 2006.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (World Documentary Competition) April 25-May 6, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Nonfiction Features of 2007) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States April 2007 (Shown at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival (World Showcase) April 19-29, 2007.)

Released in United States June 2007 (Shown at SILVERDOCS: AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival (World View) June 12-17, 2007.)

Released in United States August 2007 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 15-26, 2007.)

Released in United States October 2007 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Black Perspectives, Docufest) October 4-17, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video September 9, 2008

Released in United States Summer July 4, 2008