NOT JUST FOOTBALL (73', ENG)
The story of Darfur United the best refugee football team in the world.
A forthcoming movie - OUT WINTER 2018
It is ten years now that Gabriel Stauring, US citizen and founder of ONG i-ACT, is working on the project of a documentary film. Though he’s not a film director, he has collected hours of shootings, building a full line up of characters and a detailed treatment.
In 2005 Gabriel moved to Africa for the first time, to give his help to more than 280.000 refugees from Darfur who had settled in the refugee camps of Chad. This unheard-of humanitarian crisis still continues today, though it has never been front-page news nor does it now, as the new Europe migrant crisis is covering all media.
Gabriel soon realized the world was not interested in hearing stories of war, poverty and hunger. To raise attention, he had to search for a unique, positive story, and to share it with the world.
He took an handycam and started filming, soon realizing most of his shootings showed people of all ages playing football, everywhere, with any weather condition, without shoes,