Soka Afrika is a feature length documentary film celebrating African football in the run up to World Cup 2010. Following the different paths of aspiring young African players from South ...
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Soka Afrika is a feature length documentary film celebrating African football in the run up to World Cup 2010. Following the different paths of aspiring young African players from South Africa, Ivory Coast, Egypt and Cameroon, Soka Afrika explores the power of football to influence Africa for better or worse. Follow Kermit Erasmus and Ndomo Sabo as they pursue very different routes to potential stardom and witness as a former Cameroon international makes it his mission to save those hopefuls falling through the cracks.Written by
I just attended the first soka afrika screening in joburg oct 2010 and was very impressed! The narrative is incredible, heartbreaking and illuminating. The characters are amazing, the visuals stunningly beautiful and the access second to none. I hate soccer yet really enjoyed seeing an intimate insight into the trials and tribulations of a young aspiring African footballer. Much better than Africa utd, this is not fiction it is reality, a great documentary! The juxtaposition of "right" and "wrong paths to footballing success can be seen in the context of the west's attitude towards Africa and serves to demonstrate that there is still a great deal of exploitation when it comes to African natural resources, whether diamonds or footballers. Look out for this one it's going to do very well in 2010! A must see particularly for doc lovers and those interested in the real Africa.
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