May 12, 2010 | Leave a Comment
A new sports documentary called “Changing the Game” follows the lives of six teens from poor and violent communities on three different continents as they come together this June in South Africa at the first-ever Football for Hope Festival.
The film incorporates intimate interviews and first-person videos from the teens to capture their story of hope — from their relationship with their communities to what this trip to the tournament will mean for them.
Though they face different challenges in their lives – poverty, conflict, HIV/AIDS – they are united by the international language of soccer, and transformed into youth leaders to change the game not only in their home communities but also the world.
The Football for Hope Festival is an official event of FIFA’s 2010 World Cup created to showcase the social dimension of soccer. The film is in early production and currently fundraising to finish the project.
How you can get in the game:
Meet Boyzzz from DC United at a Happy Hour Fundraiser taking place on Thur. May 13, in Washington, DC. You can make in-person donations there.
If you are not in town, head to the film’s website to contribute online, Soccer-Film.com