Washington, Mar 13 : Pop diva Madonna has revealed that her Africa awareness documentary tilted 'I Am Because We Are' has been directed and filmed by her personal gardener.
Nathan Rissman used to make little movies of the singer's kids, which persuaded her to approach him for her African documentary.
"He used to be my gardener... He's a brilliant, lovely guy - one of those guys who came into my life and did every job. He was a runner, an intern, a gardener," Contactmusic quoted her as saying.
"And then he started doing these little movies of my children and sending them to me, and making films out of photographs and just being really creative.
"One day I said, 'I need somebody to document this,' and then looked at him and said, 'And that person is you.' He really stepped up to the plate," she added.
Madonna's documentary showcases the problems faced by developing countries such as famine, poverty and AIDS that has to be solved.
"He spent a lot of time in Malawi, literally sleeping on the floors of people's huts and waking up with chickens on his head.
"He really lived it and approached it with an open heart and so much gratitude. "People opened their hearts to him. I couldn't have done that," she added.