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We are the World - The Story Behind the Song

20th Anniversary Special Edition, Special Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 154 customer reviews

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INCLUDES NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE!

Sales of this DVD benefit USA For Africa.

In a little more than 30 years, ''USA for Africa'' has raised more than $100,000,000 to help alleviate poverty in Africa and in the United States.

In 1985, the music industry and the world came together in an unprecedented outpouring of generosity in response to the tragic famine wreaking havoc in Africa at the time. The biggest names in music checked their egos at the door to create what was and still is a worldwide phenomenon. The recording of the original We Are The World sold more than 7 million records worldwide. The worldwide sale of that record generated more than $60 million which has been used to assist Africa and Africans affected by the famine and other critical issues since 1985. The song became and remains the people's anthem and continues to be revered and loved globally. (Harry Bellafonte)

A dream that became a song, an event, and a worldwide movement! See the making of a miracle as 45 of the biggest names in American popular music combine to record a song to help alleviate the suffering of starving millions in Africa and America.

Narrated by Jane Fonda, this program provides a behind-the-scenes look at the night of January 28, 1985, to provide more than a moving collection of words, pictures and music; it's a living piece of history.

Participants included:

Jane Fonda

Dan Aykroyd

Harry Belafonte

Kim Carnes

Ray Charles

Bob Dylan

Sheila E.

Bob Geldof

Daryl Hall

James Ingram

Michael Jackson

Al Jarreau

Billy Joel

Louis Johnson

Quincy Jones

Cyndi Lauper

Huey Lewis

Kenny Loggins

Bette Midler

Willie Nelson

Steve Perry

Greg Phillinganes

Lionel Richie

John Robinson

Smokey Robinson

Kenny Rogers

Diana Ross

Paul Simon

Bruce Springsteen

Tina Turner

Dionne Warwick

Stevie Wonder

Behind the scenes included:

Lindsey Buckingham

Mario Cipollina

Johnny Colla

Bill Gibson

Chris Hayes

Dan Hill

Sean Hopper

Jackie Jackson

La Toya Jackson

Marlon Jackson

Randy Jackson

Tito Jackson

Waylon Jennings

Huey Lewis & The News

John Oates

Jeffrey Osborne

The Pointer Sisters

Anita Pointer

June Pointer

Ruth Pointer

Review

The program takes a closer look at the huge event behind the recording of the USA for Africa's song and clip ''We Are the World'', a massive concentration of influential artists of the period who joined forces to produce a great effort to combat the famine in Africa during the 1980's. Jane Fonda hosts the documentary, which follows the rehearsals for the song, the interaction between the artists and how their collaboration was put together.

Rodrigo Amaro --imdb


Special features

  • New 10th anniversary special, "One Song, Many Hands"
  • Karaoke track
  • "American Music Awards" performance
  • Live Aid concert performance
  • GRAMMY© Awards clips

Product details

  • Actors: Jane Fonda, Michael Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, Harry Belafonte;Kim Carnes;Ray Charles;Bob Dylan;, Sheila E.;Bob Geldof;Daryl Hall;James Ingram;
  • Directors: Tom Trbovich
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Special Edition
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: USA For Africa
  • DVD Release Date: October 11, 2011
  • Run Time: 240 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 154 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B0006IUDB2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,460 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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