• 2010
  • US
  • 1h 18min
  • Directed by: Demetrius Wren

A look behind the scenes as South Africa prepares to host the World Cup, instead focusing on the 'Homeless World Cup' that draws teams of 'misfits' from 56 countries.

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Years after the end of apartheid, South Africa remains one of the most unequal countries in the world. In 2008, as the country prepares to host the FIFA World Cup, everyone is brimming with excitement, and new airports and stadiums are built to welcome visitors from across the world. Streetball looks behind the scenes of this euphoria and tells the stories of South Africa’s 2008 Homeless World Cup team. The Homeless World Cup is an annual soccer tournament that draws teams from over 56 countries – comprised of the homeless and excluded. The SA Squad consists of ex-convicts, former gangsters, orphans and recovering drug addicts that band together to represent their country, proving that no one is beyond redemption. This documentary highlights the dreams and aspirations of the team and shows the hope, endurance and resilience that dwell within the human spirit.

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