The Material Girl is almost 50, and the artist who once sang that "experience has made me rich" is acting like a woman more worried about others' prosperity than her own.

Instead of looking forward to the milestone in her adopted United Kingdom, she returned to her home state of Michigan over the weekend to screen her new documentary, I Am Because We Are.

The Queen of Pop - and media manipulation - is using the film to turn attention to the plight of orphans in Malawi, the African country where she and husband Guy Ritchie adopted their son, David. Madge wrote, produced and narrates the film.

She was joined at the Traverse City Film Festival screening by filmmaker Michael Moore.

Of course Madonna couldn't deflect all the attention to others. At the premiere, more than 500 moviegoers joined together to sing the Queen of Pop "Happy Birthday." The big day is Aug. 16.