We Are Together

We Are Together

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Director: Paul Taylor

Cast: Paul Taylor, Slindile Moya, Alicia Keys, Paul Simon

     
 
As the AIDS epidemic ravages Africa, the ones who succumb to the disease are not the only victims. When tens of thousands of parents die, their children are left to fend for themselves, and the Agape Orphanage in South Africa has become a home for a growing number of children who have lost their mothers and fathers. While the children of Agape have all been touched by

Overview

As the AIDS epidemic ravages Africa, the ones who succumb to the disease are not the only victims. When tens of thousands of parents die, their children are left to fend for themselves, and the Agape Orphanage in South Africa has become a home for a growing number of children who have lost their mothers and fathers. While the children of Agape have all been touched by tragedy, they've also adopted a unique means to cope -- music. As South African singing star Zwai Bala puts it, "We, South Africans, sing before we eat. We sing when we're happy, sing when we're sad. It's a healing thing." Music has become a balm for the Agape orphans, and they've formed a choral group whose music has attracted international acclaim. Documentary filmmaker Paul Taylor explores the tragic lives of the residents of the Agape Orphanage as well as the music that gives them strength in We Are Together (Thina Simunye), which profiles a handful of children who sing with the Agape group, and follows them as they use their growing reputation to help others like themselves. Featuring cameo appearances by Paul Simon and Alicia Keys, We Are Together (Thina Simunye) received its North American premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/09/2008
UPC:
0660200316327
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG
Source:
Palm Pictures / Umvd
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:26:00
Sales rank:
60,459

Special Features

Closed Caption; An interview with director Paul Taylor and Slindile Moya; The Agape Orphanage today; The Agape Choir 2 years later; Behind the scenes at the photo shoot; U.S. theatrcial trailer

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Slindile Moya Participant
Alicia Keys Participant
Paul Simon Participant
Sifiso Moya Participant
"Grandma" Zodwa Mqadi Participant

Technical Credits
Paul Taylor Director,Cinematographer,Producer,Screenwriter
Leigh Blake Executive Producer
Masahiro Hirakubo Editor
Ollie Huddleston Editor
Chris Jothi Sound/Sound Designer
Teddy Leifer Producer
Dario Marianelli Score Composer
Pauline Von Moltke Associate Producer
Slindile Moya Screenwriter
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer
Annie Roney Associate Producer
Jess Search Executive Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- We Are Together
1. A Song For My Mother [5:10]
2. The Agape Orphanage [3:45]
3. Sifiso [6:39]
4. Rehearsing [3:54]
5. "Oh Happy Day" [4:32]
6. Nonkululeko's Story [8:41]
7. M'bali [4:16]
8. In the Studio [6:55]
9. Disappointments [5:54]
10. Don't Cry For Me [2:20]
11. Zwai Bala [6:35]
12. Rest [4:18]
13. Sleep, Our Conqueror [4:23]
14. Destroyed [6:39]
15. The Big Concert [3:57]
16. We Are Together [2:27]
17. A Bright Future [3:04]
18. Credits [3:03]

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