A stunning collection of photographs from the I AM BECAUSE WE ARE companion book are currently featured on TIME.com!

Written and produced by Raising Malawi co-founder Madonna and directed by Nathan Rissman, I AM BECAUSE WE ARE examines the dire circumstances faced by Malawi's one million orphans and explores innovative methods for lifting the developing world from a vicious cycle of disease and despair. Kristen Ashburn's companion volume by the same name includes the portraits and stories of seven unforgettable Malawian children featured in the film.

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Click here to order I AM BECAUSE WE ARE book.