• Released
  • May 3, 2002
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • Documentary
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ABC Africa Synopsis
A volunteer group helps orphans in Uganda who were left to fend for themselves.

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90

The A.V. Club

By Keith Phipps
Beyond giving a human face to Uganda's crises, Kiarostami attempts to capture the actual place, a swirl of contradictions as vibrant and...
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90

The New York Times

By Dana Stevens
You come away from his film overwhelmed, hopeful and, perhaps paradoxically, illuminated.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Lovely, heart-stirring film.
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80

Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
A gorgeous and surprisingly profound meditation on a place and its people.
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80

Variety

By Scott Foundas
Kiarostami shoots Africa with an uncanny verisimilitude, coming close here to his idea of a "poetic cinema" indebted more to poetry and...
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70

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
It's a surprisingly uplifting experience, and in the end, unmistakably a Kiarostami film.
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70

Village Voice

By J. Hoberman
The emphasis in this surprisingly cheerful film is on the resilience of the living.
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70

Chicago Reader

By Jonathan Rosenbaum
The film is only superficially superficial, and it grows in meaning and resonance as it progresses.
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50

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By William Arnold
This documentary fails to grasp AIDS as a theme.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's not enough for the film to show us a child's corpse wrapped in cardboard; we've got to step back to see Kiarostami himself shooting...
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