For showing how dreams may also become into a driving force for survivalism... even if they are football dreams ;-)
Pablo de la Chica
85' / 2015 / Spain
English, Ugandan, Spanish
English and spanish subtitled
Mubiru Reagan’s life depends on a sports scholarship. He dreams of following in the footsteps of his idol, Fernando Torres, and of being able to score a goal that wins Uganda its first Africa Cup of Nations. But first and foremost, he needs to study.
From the time he was very young, Reagan’s life hasn’t been easy. At the age of four he was abandoned close to a toxic dumpsite near the Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. He survived by selling junk and by stealing. He was discovered there by Anthony, a football coach who got him off the streets and created a team that included other children called the Pro Way Academy. For these children football is more than a sport; it makes them feel like they’re part of a family despite the adversities of their environment. Anthony worked nights to allow him to keep the team going, but feels overwhelmed by the situation he faces.
Papira, a young football player from Gulu who grew up in the midst of the war wrought by the LRA (Lord’s Resistance Army), identifies with these children and decides to help them. Reagan will captain his team in a tournament that could be the key to obtaining the sports scholarship and changing his future.
Estreno Mundial / World Premier: DocumentaMadrid 2016
Pablo de la Chica (Madrid, 1986) is an actor, director and producer who studied in Madrid and Toronto. He has participated in multiple award-winning short films and plays as an actor. In 2013 he decided to create the production company Salon Indien Films along with his partner, Rau García, in order to explore new fields of film and experience new languages. He has produced two shorts: Fantasma and El mundo de Mao. He directed the latter, and it provided him with experience that served him well in his move into feature films. 2016 will see the premiere of the first feature-length documentary he has directed, The Other Kids, which he co-produced with Mirada Oblicua and Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, with the participation of Canal Sur.
His feature-length film Papa Outsider, a Chile-Spain co-production directed by Victoria Paz, will premiere soon, and he is currently working on interesting projects still in the development stage, including Suárez (Guillermo Logar), Dystopia (Rau García) and Niebla (Diego Corsini).
|Director:||Pablo de la Chica|
|Screenplay:||Pablo de la Chica|
|Edition:||Juan Manuel Gamazo|
|Music:||Luis Herrero "The Youth"|
|Production:||Salon Indien Films, La Mirada Oblicua, Al Jazeera Documentary Channel|
|Producers:||Pablo de la Chica, Álvaro Begines, Paola Sainz de Baranda, Zaidoun al-Badri, Rau García|
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