Madonna’s awakening to the crisis in Malawi — an impoverished African nation where one million children are orphaned by AIDS — had many consequences.


Madonna’s awakening to the crisis in Malawi — an impoverished African nation where one million children are orphaned by AIDS — had many consequences.

She adopted one of those orphans, her 3-year-old son David. She is building a school there.

And she has told Malawi’s harrowing story in her documentary, “I Am Because We Are.” With an audience thus far limited to isolated theater screenings, it will be screened for everyone with its TV premiere on Sundance Channel at 9 p.m. EST Monday (World AIDS Day). The feature-length film was written, produced and narrated by Madonna (directed by Nathan Rissman).