They Are We

Can a family separated by the transatlantic slave trade sing and dance its way back together? In Perico, Cuba is an Afro-Cuban group that has kept alive songs and dances brought aboard a slave ship by their ancestor, known only as Josefa. They preserved them proudly despite slavery, poverty and repression. Through years of searching, filmmaker Emma Christopher tried to find their origins. Then, in a remote village in Sierra Leone, people watched a recording of the Cubans' songs and dances, joyously declared 'They are We!' and joined in with the songs. They had never forgotten their lost family, and now their descendants were coming home. So began preparations for the biggest festival in the village's history, a welcoming home for their cousins.


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Summary Details
DistributorIcarus Films
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1 theaters
Running Time1 hr 17 min
GenresDocumentary History
In Release189 days/27 weeks
Widest Release1 theater
DateDOW RankDaily %± YD %± LW TheatersAvgTo DateDay
Jun 26, 2015Friday41$120--1$120$1201
Jun 27, 2015Saturday41$300+150%-1$300$4202
Jun 28, 2015Sunday41$170-43.3%-1$170$5903
Jun 29, 2015Monday39$50-70.6%-1$50$6404
Jun 30, 2015Tuesday39$20-60%-1$20$6605
Jul 1, 2015Wednesday42$70+250%-1$70$7306
Jul 2, 2015Thursday41$170+142.9%-1$170$9007