Choir, The (2007)
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Michael Davie
Completed
Australia
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Shot over six years, The Choir is a true story of Jabulani Shabangu and a group of juvenile inmates battling to survive in S. Africa’s toughest prison. Jabulani is rebellious and angry until he meets an old career criminal named Coleman, who offers him a chance to escape the brutality of prison life by auditioning for the highly disciplined prison choir. Jabulani soon realizes that he can sing and has a hidden talent for music. With his new found self-confidence, Jabulani rises the ranks and leads the choir at the National Prisoner Choir Competition in Johan-nesburg. But there’s more going on here than just a contest to see who sings best. The brotherhood of choristers, along with Coleman’s fatherly wisdom and an encounter with a victim, transform Jabulani’s life and give him the tools he needs to survive behind bars but also in the world outside....more

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