The Beautiful Game
Followed by a Q&A with director Victor Buhler and well-known footballers
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Football is, quite simply, Africa’s favourite sport. This uplifting and stunningly shot documentary tells the inspirational tales of ordinary Africans such as Francis, who, despite his polio, coaches disabled children in Nairobi; and Suzanne, who, with her football supporters’ group in Ivory Coast, dances not only for sport but for democracy. Charting several individual stories in its exploration of the impact of football on people’s lives across six African countries – Egypt, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, the film plays out against a fabric of interviews with famous Africans, including Desmond Tutu, Kofi Annan and Femi Kuti, to create a portrait of the transcendent power of football in Africa today.
Dir. Victor Buhler. UK/US. 2012. 82 min. Print Source: filmmaker
£10 / £9 conc / £8 memb / £6 child