I can’t express what my heart felt holding Zoie today after watching the documentary, I Am Because We Are. If you are interested in caring for orphans and adoption… you don’t want to miss this film! The photography and stories are stunning, heartbreaking, and inspiring. I challenge you to overlook the fact that a certain “celebrity” is part of this project… but allow your hearts to wrap around the urgency to simply love.
Please find time this week to watch I Am Because We Are.
Now playing in the YouTube Screening Room: http://www.youtube.com/ytscreeningroom.
Some footage may not be suitable for minors
In the African nation of Malawi, disease, poverty and famine have taken a horrible toll, especially on young people — in a country of twelve million people, one million are orphaned children. In 2006, pop singer Madonna began studying the crisis in Malawi, and decided to use her wealth and celebrity to help; she helped finance the construction of a home for orphans, founded a relief organization called the Raising Malawi Orphan Care Initiative, and as a personal example she and her husband adopted a boy from Malawi, David Banda Mwale, whose mother had died. Now Madonna has written and produced I Am Because We Are, a documentary about Malawi that attempts to demonstrate at the need for action by profiling eight children growing up without parents; these youngsters long for a better life and are strive to remain optimistic about the future despite the long odds fate has set against them.