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From Rwanda to the Red carpet, a new film about Africa arrives in London tipped to be the next ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.
Africa United follows the adventures of a group of Rwandan children as they travel 3,000 miles across the continent to reach the world cup in South Africa.
Fed up with watching films gave a desperate and depressing image of the continent, the film makers set out to break the mould.
Al Jazeera’s Charlie Angela caught up with the crew at its premiere in London.