Khartoum Offside | Marwa Zein | Sudan | 2019 | 52 min
A group of exceptional young ladies in Khartoum are determined to play football professionally. They are prepared to defy the ban imposed by Sudan’s Islamic Military government and they will not take no for an answer. Their battle to get officially recognised as Sudan’s National Woman’s team is fearless, courageous and often laughable. But their struggle is unwavering. Through the intimate portrait of these women over a number of years we follow their moments of hope and deception. Despite the National Football Federation getting FIFA funds earmarked for the women’s teams, this team continues to be marginalized. However, there is a new spark of hope when the elections within the federation could mean real change of the entire system.
Africa Movie Academy Award for Best Documentary, 2019
TV5 Award, JCC, Carthage 2019
Best film, FCAT Spain
Best Film, Malmo Arab Film Fest