Resources: We Are Together

2008 Paul Taylor

We Are Together is a multi award winning film that tells the incredible story of Slindile Moya and the children of Agape choir.

Audience Award Tribeca Film Festival 2007
Special Mention Tribeca Film Festival 2007
Youth Jury Award Sheffield DocFest 2007
Audience Award Edinburgh Film Festival 2007

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.

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Poster for We Are Together