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.

    Credits

    Director
    Marwa Zein
    Production
    Marwa Zein for ORE Productions
    Co-production
    Henrik Underbjerg for Stray Dog Productions AS

    Contact

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

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    Available versions
    75´, DCP, color
    Spoken languages
    Arabic

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    IDFA history

    2019
    Dutch Premiere
    Best of Fests
    Spotlight: Sudan
    2016
    Supported with €9000 for Classic: Production & postproduction

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