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AFRICA UNITED is a road trip through the heart of Africa.

Three Rwandan children set off to Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali, to audition for the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup.

The children are Rwandan football prodigy Fabrice, his best friend and ‘manager’ Dudu, and Dudu’s little sister Beatrice. They sneak onto a bus...

...the wrong bus.

Instead of arriving in Rwanda’s capital Kigali, they end up in the Congo.

Lost in a dangerous country, without papers, money or a believable story, they are taken to a children’s refugee camp where they meet the mysterious teenager Foreman George.

They know they have missed the audition, so decide to head straight to Johannesburg, in South Africa, for the opening ceremony.

En route they are joined by escaped sex worker Celeste and together they travel 3,000 miles, surviving wild animals, the elements and gun-wielding thugs Tulu and Egg.

Armed with ingenuity, determination and blind optimism, they defy all dangers so that Fabrice can finally be part of the “team for the dream”.

Their travels – through Rwanda, Congo, Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa – reveal a side of Africa few people ever see.

AFRICA UNITED is a story of joy, laughter, hope and generosity – the ‘ubuntu’ spirit in which the children make this incredible journey together.

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Comic Relief Receives 25% of net profits derived from this film (at least £25,000).
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