KHARTOUM OFFSIDE

By Marwa ZEIN

FILMOTOR - as SALES All rights, World

Documentary - Completed 2019

When your home country is going through political, economical and social challenges, how I can reveal the soul of its women resistance?

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - EFM 2019
CPH DOX 2019
Visions du Réel 2019
FCAT 2019
Best Documentary Award
Hot Docs 2019
FRAUEN FILM FESTIVAL 2019
Sheffield 2019
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • SUDAN, DENMARK, NORWAY, FRANCE
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 75 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marwa ZEIN
    • Producer(s)
    • Marwa ZEIN (ORE PRODUCTIONS), Henrik UNDERBJERG (Stray Dog Productions AS), Jihan ELTAHRI (Big Sister)
    • Synopsis
    • A group of exceptional young ladies in Khartoum are determined to play football professionally. They are prepared to defy the ban imposed by Sudan’s Islamic Military government and they will not take no for an answer.
      Their battle to get officially recognized as Sudan’s National Woman’s team is fearless, courageous and often laughable. But their struggle is unwavering.
      Through the intimate portrait of these women over a number of years we follow their moments of hope and deception. Despite the National Football Federation getting FIFA funds earmarked for the women’s teams, this team continues to be marginalized. However, 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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