Khartoum Offside

    • Marwa Zein
    • Sudan, Denmark
    • 2019
    • 76 min
    • Dutch Premiere
    • Best of Fests, Spotlight: Sudan
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    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.


    Marwa Zein
    Marwa Zein for ORE Productions
    Henrik Underbjerg for Stray Dog Productions AS


    World Sales
    Michaela Čajkova for Filmotor
    Festival Handling
    Michaela Čajkova for Filmotor

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    75´, DCP, color
    Spoken languages

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    IDFA history

    Dutch Premiere
    Best of Fests
    Spotlight: Sudan
    Supported with €9000 for Classic: Production & postproduction

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