This documentary takes you into the lives of two high school students: One is a DACA applicant who's navigating the reality of his immigration status, and the other was born in California, but lives in fear that her undocumented parents may be deported. These youth take solace in the game of soccer that lets them, if only for a moment, put their worries on the sidelines. The film features the fighting spirit of their coach Dania. At a time when Colin Kaepernick and professional athletes around the world have used their platform to speak out on injustices in the U.S., Dania also uses her role to help players understand the inequities that exist in their community. A former professional athlete and the daughter of political refugees from Chile, Dania uses her love for the game and her family's own immigrant experience to connect with and empower her players. FUTBOLISTAS 4 LIFE sheds light on the stress experienced nationwide by immigrant youth living in communities with high rates of ...
A film about Oakland youth from undocumented families and the healing power of soccer.