I Am Because We Are provides an eye-opening journey into the Malawi region of Africa. This is a country which has been decimated and tattered, following the recent pandemic and spread of the AIDS virus which has ravaged a great deal of the continent. With more than one million children suffering from malnutrition and orphaned by the terrible might of the disease, acclaimed actress Madonna explains the gravity of the situation and these people's dire need for assistance. The film offers a startling first hand account of the lives of the average Malawi inhabitant. It details the harsh struggle for survival that they endure on a daily basis. I Am Because We Are sends out an urgent call to action to get aid for these tattered and broken people. The film includes the observations and opinions of many prominent men and women, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Paul Farmer, and Bill Clinton.