almost 7 years
BEST. MOVIE. EVER.
An important, beautiful, life-perspective-changing film.
"South Africa hosted the FIFA World Cup this year, but the pride and euphoria surged all the way up the continent. All Africans, especially young ones, embraced the spirit of the game with every new success in the stadiums. Filmmakers leapt at the occasion to showcase dozens of inspiring stories from a continent often beset by bad news. This year’s Festival sees a small collection of uplifting films set in contemporary Africa, but only one grants the World Cup a central role.
It begins in Rwanda. Dudu (Eriya Ndayambaje) is a boy with boundless energy and a beaming smile. Resourceful in the way of kids who’ve always had to make do, he has a dazzling knack for finding fun in any situation. Introduced in his slum neighbourhood, Dudu demonstrates how to make a soccer ball from an inflated condom, some twine and a stray plastic bag. His playmates on the field include the middle-class Fabrice (Roger Nsengiyumva), who excels at the game, although his mother would prefer he devote more time...