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I Am Because We Are
I Am Because We Are
Actors: Bill Clinton, Madonna, Desmond Tutu, Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director: Nathan Rissman
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
NR     2009     1hr 34min

Studio: Virgil Films And Entertai Release Date: 09/22/2009 Run time: 94 minutes


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Actors: Bill Clinton, Madonna, Desmond Tutu, Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director: Nathan Rissman
Genres: Special Interests, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Science & Technology
Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 10/20/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 34min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

I am Because WE Are
James B. Teal | DeLand, Fl USA | 08/14/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw the entire movie when it was free on HULU and I'll buy it because it truly touched me.

The stories told by the village people in the country of Malawi are surprising to anyone who has no idea where in the world this country is, and even to anyone who has never left the United States. There is a different world out there and I'm glad Madonna chose to create this film to tell her story to the world."
Like the say, in for a penny, in for a pound
JGC | 08/15/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

""I Am Because We Are" is Madonna's 2008 documentary film that she produced (throughout 2005-2007) about the ravages of poverty, AIDS and lack of education in the African nation of Malawi where her 2 adpoted children are from. Madonna also appears as herself in the film, too. The film includes subtitles, as well as English speaking audio, in addition to color and even some grainy black and white video clips. "I Am Because We Are" is interesting and even shocking in some parts of it, but none of the information is new or even creative. Instead, perhaps Madonna knew that she could get her message out there if she produced this film and simply did not put much effort into it. She did get several high-profile dignitaries to appear on-camera for interviews, including Bishop Tutu and Bill Clinton (I wonder why she didn't ask President Bush?) All proceeds from this film go to Madonna's non-profit charity, Raising Malawi. The film has been shown on on-demand cable outlets around the country as well as on various video sharing sites free of charge; except for a Turkish DVD that came out earlier this year, this is the first DVD."
Making a Change
Mr. Rogerio Franco | London | 12/13/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Interesting film and what about we need to know what we need to do for our brothers and sisters.. Not only show and do nothing.. We need to act."