This film about orphans in South Africa would be satisfying even if the only good thing about it were its refreshing lack of Bono. We Are Together turns out to be much more than that, though, as it follows the lives of the Moya siblings after the untimely deaths of their parents. All that these kids have left is a love of singing and one another. Eventually, their pipes take them and some other young waifs to New York, where they hope to raise money to build a new shelter back home. The children are truly talented, and this glimpse into the lives of the less fortunate is unquestionably a more effective tool than words from U2’s head browbeater ever could be.
Friday March 7 2008
Cast and crew