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In 2005 Gabriel Stauring, a young and enthusiast activist from California, decides to create an N.G.O. and move to Africa - always with a camera in his hand - to help the thousands of refugees from Darfur escaping from a cruel, dramatic civil war in Sudan.
Eight years after, Gabriel's enthusiasm is far less: he's risking his life and facing outstanding obstacles, but nobody is any longer interested in his mission. What could he do, to capture the world's attention?
In 2012, he creates "Darfur United", a soccer team made of young Darfuri refugees living in the camps of Chad, representing an unexisting state. "These are not refugees", Gabriel provokes, "don't look at them as refugees, this is just football".
And it works.
For the first time, people and media give attention to them.
Since then, Gabriel has followed the team with his camera, from the tryouts to the very first trainings, to the World Cup.
Through exclusive access to 500 hours of video footage directly filmed by Gabriel and the other film's characters, "Not Just Football" follows the vicissitudes of "Darfur United" team and its players.