Screening of “The Beautiful Game” at the South London Gallery - Thurs Nov 1, 3pm
There will be a screening of “The Beautiful Game” at the South London Gallery (67 Peckham Road SE5 8UH) on Thursday November 1st at 3pm.
“The Beautiful Game” is an inspirational feature documentary about the power of soccer in modern Africa — a game that is helping to change the lives of individuals and communities across the continent. Players, fans, young, old, with or without a disability, male and female… millions of Africans’ lives are wrapped up in the ‘beautiful game’. When an African country does well at a competition, its national GDP rises, its exports go up, crime decreases, and political divides narrow. As Reverend Tutu shares in “The Beautiful Game” "soccer isn't like a religion in Africa. It is bigger than religion".
The film interweaves stories from six separate African countries: Kenya, Egypt, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, and Ivory Coast. Together these stories reveal how soccer can be an effective social and developmental tool; and how a game can play a crucial role in shaping a new future for Africa.
The film will be introduced by Director of Photography Paul Michael Angell, who will also take Q&A after its conclusion
Participants in The Beautiful Game include:
Kofi AnnanArchbishop Desmond TutuF.W. de KlerkRoger Milla (Cameroon player)John Obi Mikel (Nigeria player)Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo player)Sulley Muntari (Ghana player)Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid coach)Kolo Touré (Ivory Coast player)Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast player)Steven Pienaar (South Africa player)Abedi Pele (Ghana player)Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria player)Michael Essien (Ghana player)Mahmoud El-Khatib (Egypt player)Matthew Booth (South Africa player)Femi Kuti (legendary musician)will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas