I Am Because We Are

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Director: Nathan Rissman, Madonna | Countries of production: United States | Year: 2009 | Length: 87 min
Language: English with English subtitles | Age: 12+ years

Set in Malawi, produced and narrated by Madonna, I am Because We Are explores the meaning of dignity in a culture torn apart by poverty and HIV.

It takes the extremes of social deprivation but ultimately considers the restorative power that vision and co-operation can bring to the most difficult of contexts.

Perhaps surprisingly, it presents a real challenge to individuals, development agencies and the international community at large.

“For once in Madonna’s movie career, the attention at Cannes is justified.”
The Times

Tribeca Film Festival 2008, Official selection
Athens Film Festival 2008, Official selection

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