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The Team (2010)

Kenya has long been considered Africa's success story-relatively stable and ethnically harmonious. But following their December 2007 Presidential election, everything changed. Voting ... See full summary »

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Patrick Reed

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Patrick Reed
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Kenya has long been considered Africa's success story-relatively stable and ethnically harmonious. But following their December 2007 Presidential election, everything changed. Voting controversy split the country along ethnic lines, pushing Kenya to civil war. The international community intervened, a fragile peace was brokered, and a Truth and Reconciliation framework put in place. But as ethnic suspicion and violence continue to paralyze the country, many dismiss these actions as hollow political theatre. An alternative local response is the creation of a taboo-breaking TV soap opera, "The Team," following the struggles of a co-ed multi-ethnic soccer squad to overcome their differences, both on and off the pitch. There's inherent drama behind any TV production: will deadlines be met; will it be good? But here the stakes are exponentially higher: if you don't captivate an audience, you risk further losing your country. "The Team" is an intense, character-driven documentary offering a... Written by Patrick Reed

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Canada

Language:

English

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23 November 2010 (Netherlands) See more »

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White Pine Pictures See more »
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