2017 Milwaukee Film Festival 9/28 - 10/12
 
 
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Alive & Kicking: The Soccer Grannies of...

Director: Lara-Ann de Wet

Film Summary

Shorter Is Better | 0:19 | 2015 | South Africa/USA | | View Website

Filmed in the heart of Limpopo, South Africa the village grannies “Vhakegula Vhakegula” lace up their soccer boots and start kicking their way through centuries of taboos. They play serious soccer then break into laughter and traditional song as they wage a singular fight for a decent life, true health, and a chance at joy in a brutal world.

Director Lara-Ann de Wet
Cast Rebecca Ntsanwisi, Jack Abrahams, Anna Vuma, Gayisa, Nkuna, The Vhakegula Vhakegula Soccer Team
Executive Producer
Producer Lara-Ann de Wet
Screenwriter
Cinematographer Yusaku Kanagawa, Fausto Becatti
Editor Lara-Ann de Wet
Music