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Monday, May 28, 2007

South African Documentary: We Are Together

Filmed over three years by Paul Taylor and his crew, We Are Together (Thina Simunye) is a heartfelt documentary exploring the lives of children in the South Africa Agape Orphanage, many of whom are AIDS orphans. The film follows Slindile, a 12-year-old South African girl living at the Agape Orphanage, along with her friends at Agape who form a choir which becomes their greatest source of comfort and hope, and which takes them on a journey beyond their dreams.
We are together had its world premiere at the 2006 International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam (IDFA) where it won two prizes: First Appearance Award and the prestigious Audience Award, receiving the highest score in the festival’s history. It has since been screened at four festivals and won five awards. Learn more at
(Photo Credits: Paul Taylor)