The story of how soccer created hope for a young boy and his sister in South Africa. Hope for recognition, hope for friendship, hope for a career and most importantly, to overcome discrimination and show that one can be a great sportsman even with HIV/AIDS.
A beautiful film about the way sport gives hope, joy, and strength to the South African youth, and for many is the only way to forget about the hardships of life, if only for a few moments, while chasing the ball on the pitch.
108 minutes, English & Xhosa, Drama, 35mm
by Stefanie Sycholt (South Africa)
adapted from Lutz van Dijk's novel, CROSSING THE LINE.
Nat Singo, Simphiwe Dana, Jens Lehmann, Patrick Mofokeng, Rapulana Seiphemo
Written and directed by STEFANIE SYCHOLT
Based on a novel by LUTZ VAN DIJK
Producers: MICHAEL SOUVIGNIER, ICA SOUVIGNIER, JOSEF STEINBERGER, BRIGID OLЁN, MARLOW DE MARDT, STEFANIE SYCHOLT
Director of photography EGON WERDIN bvk
Production designer EGBERT KRUGER
Editor HANSJÖRG WEISSBRICH bfs
Music by ANNETTE FOCKS
Nat Singo - Themba
Simphiwe Dana- Mandisa
Jens Lehmann - John Jacobs (Big John)
Patrick Mofokeng- Luthando
Nomhle Nkonyeni- Sangoma
Rapulana Seiphemo- Vuyo
Kagiso Motsei- Sipho - older
2010 | 13rd ZIFF - Zanzibar International Film Festival | ZANZIBAR, Tanzania | 10>18july 2010 | www.ziff.or.tz
* General CompetitionFeature Film
* Golden Dhow - Best Feature Film
* UNICEF AWARD