Street Kids United (out of the competition) / Street Kids United
Tim Pritchard, UK, South Africa, 2010.
Directed by: Tim Pritchard
Producer: Sandy Markwick, Mike Downey, Sam Taylor
Production company: Film and Music Entertainment, Ten10, Elfin Productions
Cinematography: Ad Ahmed, Tim Pritchard
Editing: Anna Ksiezopolska
Music: Crispin Taylor, Isango Ensemble
Running time: 75'
In 2010, as South Africa geared up for the World Cup, another football tournament was taking place, away from the glare of the media and the attentions of big business. The South African city of Durban played host to the Street Child World Cup bringing together the vulnerable and overlooked – street kids from around the world, in search of a better and brighter future. 'Street Kids United' follows a group of Durban street children as they compete for places in the South African squad. They are all desperate to win a place on the team. It could be the start of a great adventure that offers them a chance to get away from the abusive and violent life they live on the streets and propel them to better things.
Awards and Festivals
Berlin International Film Festival 2011
Tim Pritchard is a documentary film-maker and producer whose films are shown all over the world. His credits include documentaries for Channel 4, BBC, PBS and Discovery Channel. His first book, AMBUSH Alley, is eye-opening account of the most extraordinary battle of the Iraq war. His second book, Street Boys, tells the story of a London street gang. His documentaries include the award-winning series 'Hostage' for Channel 4 and PBS, 'Ross Kemp On Gangs' for Sky One, 'The Force' a documentary series on the RUC for Channel 4, 'Planet Islam', a series looking at religious fundamentalism for the BBC and PBS and 'When Black Became Beautiful', a series charting the rise of black beauty for the BBC.
Location and screening schedule: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, Saturday, October 22nd at 18.30