Africa United (2010)
This film was a delightful surprise to me. I hadn’t heard much about it until I read a prompting from the always helpful and insightful Damaris Media Nick Pollard on Africa United.
The plotline involves an almost Chaucer-like collection of young people trying to make their way to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Their exploits are both comic and poignant. It is this feature above all that intrigued me. The story is able to capture some of the horrors of AIDS, child-soldiers and the sex trade without either sentimentality or soap box lecturing.
The acting is delightful and the tight photography, in my opion, captured the actors’ skills.
Don’t miss this film if you have the chance. For fuller and better details, click the link above at Damaris, for information.