A film by Madonna
I AM BECAUSE WE ARE is a film describing the journey that Madonna embarks upon, exploring the lives of children who have been orphaned by AIDS and have suffered more than one can sometimes imagine. Set in Malawi, Madonna leads us through many heart-wrenching stories that ultimately remind us how interconnected we are.
Madonna’s journey includes insight from such leading experts as President Bill Clinton, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs. As we try to uncover what is in the heads and the hearts of Malawi’s one million plus orphans we begin to understand that this is a story about all of us. We are reminded that whether we are talking about the children of Malawi, or anywhere else in the world, if they don’t have a vision, they’ll never have a future. If we can urge children to believe in the power they have over their own future, that they really are their own potential... then we can change everything.