When African Children's Choir member Nina returns home to Uganda after traveling to New York and beyond in the documentary "Imba Means Sing," friends from her village can't believe their eyes.
"You look beautiful!" says one woman in an exclusive clip for mom.me.
"Nina has come back!" one friend says. "I'm happy. Oh my gosh! You are so grown."
The young girl is one of three African children who get the spotlight in "Imba Means Sing," a documentary that debuts digitally and in limited theaters on December 4 from Momentum Pictures.
The film also follows 8-year-old Moses, the choir's star drummer, whose family doesn't have the resources to send him to 1st grade. Angel, who wants to become the first female president of Uganda, is also featured in the film.
Being selected for the African Children's Choir is a major opportunity for kids who otherwise grow up in extreme poverty. After they join the choir, they are professionally trained to sing and dance. They then travel to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to perform, and their performances raise money that will then fund their education.
"Oh thank you for bringing back Nina," an offscreen friend shouts to Nina's mother in the clip. "Are you sure this is your daughter? She's grown, she's changed, she's happier."
"What's up with you?" asks Nina's mother. "This is my daughter! She is mine."
Image via "Imba Means Sing"