Africa United

Director Debs Gardner Paterson,
Producers Mark Blaney, Jackie Sheppard, Eric Kabera,
Writer Rhidian Brook.

AFRICA UNITED tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children and their bid to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg. Our pint-sized heroes 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.

Cast: Eriya Ndayambaje, Roger Nsengiyumva, Sanyu Joanita Kintu,
Yves Dusenge, Sherrie Silver

International Sales: Pathé International
A Footprint Films/Link Media Production in association with Out of Africa Entertainment
88 minutes, Drama Comedy, Dolby Digital
© Pathé/BBC/UKFC/Africa United Ltd/Dudu Productions Ltd/Manbury Trading Ltd 2010

Pathé UK Film Council and the BBC present in association with Warner Bros Pictures
and with the participation of Canal+ and Ciné-Cinéma and in association with the Rwanda Film Commission
a Footprint Films and Link Media Production in association with Out of Africa Entertainment 'AFRICA UNITED'
Eriya Ndayambaje Roger Nsengiyumva Sanyu Joanita Kintu Yves Dusenge Sherrie Silver Casting Directors Jeremy Zimmermann
and Christa Schamberger (SA) Original Music Composed by Bernie Gardner Animation Director Simon Willows Production
Designer Mike Gunn Film Editor Victoria Boydell Director of Photography Sean Bobbitt BSC Based on a Story Premise
by Eric Kabera Associate Producer Colleen Woodcock Executive Producer Stefan Allesch-Taylor Co-Executive Producer Neil Fox
Executive Producers Francois Invernel Cameron McCracken Christian Langan Co-Producer Lance Samuels
Co-Producer Mark Hubbard Original Screenplay by Rhidian Brook Produced by Mark Blaney Jackie Sheppard Eric Kabera
Directed by Debs Gardner-Paterson

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ATLANT Sports Film Festival, Russia 2012
Won: Best Feature Film

AfryKamera Film Festival, Poland 2011
Won: Audience Award for the Best Picture

Stockholm Film Festival 2011
Won: Bronze Horse, Best Children's Film

Rwandan Film Festival 2011
Won: Silverback Gorilla Award, Best African Production

Screen Nation Film and Television Awards 2011
Won: Female Performance in Film, Sherrie Silver

Vue D'Afrique Festival 2011
Won: Best Actor, Eriya Ndayambaje

African Movie Academy Awards 2011
Best Film for African Abroad
Best Soundtrack
Best Child Actor, Eriya Ndayambaje
Best Young Actor, Yves Dusenge/Roger Nsengiyumva

British Independent Film Awards 2010
Nominated: Douglas Hickox Award, Debs Paterson

Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival 2010
Nominated: Best Feature

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