Dir. by Marwa Zein, Sudan, Norway, Denmark & France; 2019, 75´
A group of young ladies in Khartoum are determined to play football professionally. They are prepared to defy the ban imposed by Sudan’s Islamic Military government. Their battle to get officially recognized as Sudan’s National Woman’s team is fearless, courageous and often laughable. Through the intimate portrait of these women over a number of years we follow their moments of hope and deception. There is a new spark of hope when the elections within the federation could mean real change of the entire system.
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World premiere: Berlin IFF 2019; Festivals: CPH:DOX, Visions du Reel, Hot Docs IDFF, Sheffield Doc Fest, Beldocs,