|Prodotto da||:||Produzioni Fuorifuoco|
|Geenre||:||Creative Documentary, Bio|
|Formato / Lingua||:||HD / Inglese (sottotitoli in Italiano/ Spagnolo)|
L'incredibile storia della squadra di calcio del Darfur United, dal genocidio alla Coppa del Mondo.
Per rompere l'indifferenza sulla crisi umanitaria del Darfur, un attivista americano crea una nazionale di calcio interamente composta da rifugiati e la porta a competere nella Coppa del Mondo.
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La storia di Gabriel Stauring, un giovane e intraprendente attivista della California che nel 2005 decide di formare una O.N.G. e di recarsi in Africa - sempre con una piccola videocamera in mano - per aiutare le migliaia di civili in fuga dalla guerra civile nella regione del Darfur, Sudan. Otto anni più tardi, il suo morale è sotto i tacchi: Gabriel affronta quotidianamente ostacoli sempre più grandi e difficili e mette di continuo a repentaglio la propria vita, ma nessuno sembra più interessato alla sua missione, "nessuno vuole ascoltare storie di guerra, povertà e fame". Cosa fare, per catturare l'interesse generale? Per rompere l'indifferenza sulla crisi umanitaria del Darfur, Gabriel decide di creare una nazionale di calcio interamente composta da rifugiati, e di prendere parte alla Coppa del Mondo.
Official Selection DocsMX - Mexico City
Official Selection Global Migration Film Festival
Official Selection MyART Festival
Official Selection Tercer Tiempo - Festival Mundial de Cine Fútbolero, Colombia
Official Selection 11MM Film Festival, Berlin
Official Selection Arcosanti Film Festival
Not Just Football.
Gabriel is the Founder and Executive Director at i-ACT, a California based non-profit.
In addition to visiting the refugee camps more than 20 times, Gabriel has spearheaded campaigns such as the 100-Day Fast for Darfur, Camp Darfur, and innovative programs like Darfur United and Little Ripples.
In 2012 Gabriel founded "Darfur United". Not just a football team formed to take part in an international competition, but much more. A team that represents an entire people, and a way to raise attention on Darfuri people, using a simple, attractive language: football. After all these years, he considers the people of Darfur no longer as someone to help, but as his closest friends.
Moubarag is part of Darfur United team since its formation. He is a talentuous soccer player, but his life has been full of sport accidents. In 2014, during the 1st match against Padania, he had a serious injury.
Days after, only 10 team players remained available, since many of them had escaped from the tournament to ask for asylum in Sweden. Moubarag was still injured, but he succeeded in playing, thus becoming Gabriel’s personal hero.
Today Moubarag lives in Ostersund, Swden, where he decided to stay after the match. He is studying enlish, he has just received a 2-years valid visa and is trying to insert himself into swedesh society, working for OFK.
Ismail is Darfur United’s goalkeeper. More than a decade ago his mother was walking in the market when their village was attacked by militia.
Her husband was shot and as he lay wounded, he told her to gather their seven children and escape.
Ismail’s mother walked with her children for 20 days across the desert, with no food or water in a bid to reach the border of neighbouring Chad. For almost 11 years, Ismail and his family have lived in a tented refugee camp in Chad.
In 2014 he went with Darfur United team to Sweden, and one night he run away and tried to ask for asylum, first in Norway, than in Sweden.
Today he lives in Ostersund, Sweden.
Born in Bra (Italy), 1976.
In 2014 he’s author of Barolo Boys. The Story of a Revolution, one of the most successful italian independent documentaries of the year.
Langhe Doc - Stories of heretics in the Italy of warehouses (52’ - 2011)
The Runner (52’ - 2010)
The People of Terra Madre (26’ - 2009)
Produzioni Fuorifuoco is a video production and distribution house based Bra, Italy
In our filmography there are documentary movies like Barolo Boys.The Story of a Revolution and Langhe Doc. Stories of heretics in the Italy of warehouses, these last two in the nominees for David di Donatello prize, the Oscar for italian documentary movies.
i-ACT is a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization based in Redondo Beach, CA
i-ACT seeks to empower individuals within communities, institutions, and governments to take personal responsibility to act on behalf of those affected by genocide, mass atrocities, and crimes against humanity.
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