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I Am Because We Are

I Am Because We Are
Poster art by Breanne Trammell & Peter Segerstrom
Film information
NameI Am Because We Are
Directed byNathan Rissman
Produced byMadonna
Angela Becker
Written byMadonna
Narrated byMadonna
Music byPatrick Leonard
CinematographyKevin Brown
Grant James
Nathan Rissman
Marc Shap
John Martin White
Editing byDanny Tull
Distributed bySemtex Films
Release dateTribeca Film Festival:
April 24, 2008 (US)
Cannes Film Festival:
May 21, 2008 (France)
Traverse City Film Festival:
April 24, 2008 (US)
December 1, 2008 (USA)
December 4, 2008 (Netherlands)
January 14, 2009 (France)
You Tube/Hulu Internet:
March 26, 2009
Running time90 minutes

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'I Am Because We Are' is a 2008 documentary film directed by Nathan Rissman and written, narrated, and produced by Madonna.

The film premiered at the 7th annual Tribeca Film Festival in New York City, on April 24, 2008 and at the 61st annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 21, 2008. The movie also headlined the 2008 Traverse City Film Festival.

On December 1, 2008, it premiered in the U.S. on the Sundance Channel for World AIDS Day.

On March 26, 2009, the film was uploaded by Madonna's team onto YouTube and Hulu for free viewing. The film won the VH1 Do Something Docu Style Award in 2010.

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