The charity single was meant to raise funds to mitigate famine in Ethiopia in 1985.

A documentary about the recording of the global hit charity song “We Are The World” is streaming on Netflix Kenya.

The single, produced by Quincy Jones in 1985 brought together several famous musicians at the height of their careers including Michael Jackson, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Paul Simon, Tina Turner, Dionne Warwick, Lionel Richie, Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen.

As the director puts it, it is meant to be an honest behind-the-scenes exploration about what it takes to bring together a group of superstars for a single event.

Using never-before-seen footage taken from four cameras that captured the USA for Africa session and audio from journalist David Breskin, it gives insight into the dynamics and drama in the room.

“I knew it was important to recreate those memories by just sort of walking into that room and what that energy created for them.

“For me, it was just important that we told a story that was honest.

It is an honest story about the night and all the things that could have gone wrong — that did go wrong — but at the end of the day, it became this beautiful family.”

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