We Are Together (Thina Simunye)
We Are Together (Thina Simunye) (2006)

As the AIDS epidemic ravages Africa, the ones who succumb to the disease are not the only victims. When tens of thousands of parents die, their children are left to fend for themselves, and the Agape Orphanage in South Africa has become a… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 9, 2008
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Nathan Lee
New York Times

You've seen this sort of thing before, but the film, directed by Paul Taylor, happens to be especially well photographed, and the youngsters more winning than most.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Christianity Today

Compared to the reality-TV programs that wring manufactured drama from manipulated situations, We Are Together is an example of admirable restraint.

Matt Noller
Slant Magazine

The specter of the AIDS crisis is raised on several occasions, but never as anything more than a way to elicit easy sympathy.

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Drew Toal
Time Out New York

This film about orphans in South Africa would be satisfying even if the only good thing about it were its refreshing lack of Bono.

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Kam Williams
AALBC.com

Heartrending musical documentary examines plight of South African AIDS orphans.

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

Intimate and emotional, with rather a lot of time focusing on the gorgeous young children as they laugh, play and, yes, cry

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

We Are Together stands as a celebration of resiliency.

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Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews

As others have reported, this is a very inspiring film. However, it does raise troubling questions about the source of Africa's misery and how it will be ended.

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Anna Hart
Empire Magazine

While it strays occasionally into Oxfam-advert territory, this remains a touching documentary.

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