Thursday Cinema
Africa United

Salt Galata

June 9, 2016 19.00

Africa United  <i>Africa United</i> [Birleşik Afrika] (2010) filminden bir kare ©Chantier Films
Still from the film Africa United (2010) ©Chantier Films
SALT Galata, Auditorium

Africa United (2010)
Director: Debs Gardner-Paterson
88 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

Africa United tells the story of three Rwandan children who walk 3000 miles to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg. Disaster strikes when they board the wrong bus on the way to the selection trial and cross into the Congo, where, without papers, money or a believable story, are escorted to a children’s refugee camp. However, with incredible ingenuity, sass and a poster for the World Cup as a map, they escape the camp and pursue their dreams. Their journey through seven countries reveals an Africa unseen before.

Since the first official FIFA World Cup, which took place in Uruguay in 1930, host countries have mainly been selected from the continents of America and Europe. Following the first cup held in Asia in 2002, bidding for the 2010 games was opened only to African countries. South Africa won the bid, defeating competition from Egypt and Morocco.

Part of the Thursday Cinema program supported by Garanti Mortgage, this screening is organized in cooperation with the British Council. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.