On a journey to the African country of Malawi, where the AIDS epidemic has orphaned more than a million children, Madonna guides viewers through a series of gut-wrenching stories, offering her unique perspective of the events along the way.
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While it does come off like an infomercial, and it's easy to deride Madonna for being who she is, how many other movies are there about this part of the world? How many Americans had even heard of Malawi before Madonna's adoption debacle? I can forgive everything else, even her pithy commentary, because she's calling attention to a region of the world that really needs some. 3.5 stars
You may not like her songs. But you must admit that with this documentary she drew attention to a region of the world that needs help. In fact, it draws attention to what we are doing to the world....to ourselves.