Film on football trafficking comes to London
Kick It Out is inviting football fans to a special screening of ‘Soka Afrika’, a film focusing on the trafficking of African footballers into Europe, at this month’s Kicking and Screening festival in London.
Heading to London for the first time, the New York based football film festival is hosting its UK debut at Everyman Cinemas across the capital city. Curated by actor and author, Tom Watt, the event kicks off this Friday (September 23) and runs through to September 29, screening the ‘best films about the world’s greatest game’.
Soka Afrika, which is being shown at Belsize Park on September 28, documents the lives of two young African men, Kermit from South Africa and Ndomo from Cameroon, each taking very different paths as they pursue careers in professional football on the world stage. The story that unfolds reveals the struggle that is life in much of Africa and demonstrates how football is a vital lifeline to which many desperately cling.
Lord Herman Ouseley, chair of Kick It Out, said: “Football trafficking is a serious issue which not many people are aware of. Whilst we all enjoy watching high-profile matches involving some of Africa’s biggest football stars, there are matters such as this which are an underlying problem. This screening of Soka Afrika is the perfect opportunity to educate people on the topic.”
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