February 16, 2012

We Are Together (Thina Simunye) Agape Children's Choir

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." — Aldous Huxley

If you ever are in need of a good cry, a cry of sadness which turns into a cry filled with joy, what follows is a "Must Read" then becomes a "Must Watch" which will leave you forever changed!

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief & unspeakable love." ― Washington Irving

WE ARE TOGETHER tells the remarkable and moving story of a group of children who use music to overcome hardship and loss. Filmed over a period of three years, it is the story of an orphanage unlike any you've ever seen, where the young singers of the Agape Choir lift their voices to create the home and family they so very much need.

"...look at their smiles, witness their optimism and marvel at the harmony of their songs!" ― Nathan Lee, The New York Times 

"WE ARE TOGETHER takes you on an inspirational journey, through the beauty of song, and the cherished hearts of the Agape children." ― BONO

"One of the ways we can make a change is by seeing this film and taking the message to enlighten others." ― COMMON

"The film took my breath away!" ― IMAN

Life has not been easy for 12-year-old Slindile and her siblings living at the Agape Orphanage in South Africa, where most of the children have lost their parents to AIDS. These toddlers and teenagers squabble and stumble just like other youths, discovering themselves, and craving stability. Having already borne great hardships, Slindile along with her sisters and baby brother must endure the fact that their elder brother Sifiso has been diagnosed with AIDS and is slowly wasting away due to lack of medical care. And yet, when they lift their voices in song, something extraordinary happens ― they overcome their fears, band together as a family, and find opportunities for hope.

With unforgettable kids, soaring music, and a plot full of surprises, WE ARE TOGETHER is a stirring experience that will stay with you!

I have the CD & DVD so I listen to the music or watch it the old-fashioned way!

"They say that time heals all things, they say you can always forget; but the smiles & the tears across the years they twist my heart strings yet!" ― George Orwell 


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