The documentary Imba Means Sing will debut digitally on December 4, 2015 with the filmmaker profits being donated to the African Children’s Choir featured in the film. In support of its upcoming release, a new trailer’s arrived spotlighting the three young people whose stories unfold in the music-filled film.
The Imba Means Sing Plot:
Imba Means Sing is an intimate character portrait told through the perspective of eight-year-old Moses, the choir’s star drummer. Growing up in the slums of Kampala, Uganda, Moses and his family lack enough resources for him to even attend the first grade and know all too well that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to secure his future and change the course of his family’s life. Armed with his youthful resilience and infectious smile, the film follows his journey from poverty towards his dream of becoming a pilot as he works for an education and spreads the magic of his African childhood.
Two fellow Choir members – Angel and Nina – join Moses as audiences experience Uganda and the West through their inquisitive and joy-filled eyes. Share in the heartbreak, homesickness and candid humor as Moses loses his drum solo, Nina yearns for her mom to get a job, and Angel pushes herself to become the first female President of Uganda. While the journey may come to a close when the children return home, one thing is certain: life as they knew it would never be the same.
Children selected to be in the African Children’s Choir are professionally trained to sing and dance. With their new vocational and educational opportunities, they are flown to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to perform in theaters, churches and community centers. Wise beyond their years, Angel, Moses and Nina understand the enormity of the opportunity they’ve been given and want desperately to do a good job. They are performing to raise the money that will fund their educations through college. The stakes are high: their own futures and the futures of their families rest in their hands.
Watch the trailer: