72 minute documentary
Bush League is a character driven ethnographic survey of a tiny village in Northern Malawi. Intimate dramas unfold in the lives of four villagers who are all members of the local soccer team.
Chatwa, the team captain, is an ambitious farmer who’s in deep with the local bank but torrential rains are destroying his crops. Jake, an American Peace Corps volunteer who sponsors the team, is pushed to his limits when the politics of the game affect his school construction project. Jacqueline, the head cheerleader, suspects her husband is cheating on her and is concerned he’ll give her HIV. Mlawa is a midfielder and an expectant father who’s gravely concerned about the infection growing on his leg. Each must face their individual challenges as the team battles to win the local championship..
For more information about the survey of rural Malawians presented at the end of the film -
watch an interview with Dr. Kim Yi Dionne: vimeo.com/15247760
Visit her website: habanahaba.wordpress.com/
Vancouver Int Film Fest
New Jersey Int Film Fest (Winner Best Feature Documentary)
Columbia Gorge Int Film Fest
The Third Goal Film Fest
Rutgers University Special Event Screening
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