Africa United - in cinemas from October 22
War Child is proud to support the new film Africa United, which hits cinemas throughout the UK from October 22.
Hailed as the next Slumdog Millionaire, the film tells the story of five children who set off on a remarkable journey from Rwanda all the way to South Africa with one goal in mind - to audition for the opening ceremony of the World Cup 2010. The film is brilliantly entertaining, but it also raises several important issues that young people in Africa face, whilst challenging stereotypes.
As the film's director Debs Gardner-Paterson says: "There's a whole side to Africa that is just not being seen... what we hoped [to do] was to make a family film that doesn't avoid that side of things. There are so many good stories and so many great people - entrepreneurial, clever, joyful."
Find out more about the film via the Africa United website.
Our Campaigns Director, Nivi Narang, was interviewed about child soldiers to provide some background on the film's issues - watch this short clip.
These videos show some of the other issues raised in the film that War Child is tackling on the ground, including child prostitution and lack of access to education.