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Khartoum Offside

Sudan, Norway, Denmark, 2019, 75mins, Cert.12A
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Film description

A group of exceptional young women in Khartoum are determined to play football professionally. They are prepared to defy the ban imposed by Sudan’s Islamic government and they will not take no for an answer. Their battle to get officially recognised as the country’s national women’s team is fearless, courageous and often humorous. But their struggle is unwavering.

Award-winning Sudanese filmmaker Marwa Zein’s intimate documentary follows the women over a number of years through their moments of hope and disappointment. Despite the National Football Federation receiving FIFA funds earmarked for the women’s football, the team continues to be marginalised. However, there is a new spark of hope when the elections within the federation could mean real change of the entire system.

FIVE-A-SIDE SPECIAL OFFER! Book for five or more people and get £6 tickets each. Simply book your tickets together online and they will automatically discount in the basket.

This screening is supported by Republica Internationale FC and Women & Non-Binary Saturday Football.

Women and Non-Binary Saturday Football are a group who meet weekly to have a kick-around, learn new skills, meet new people and to have fun in the sun (rain/wind/sleet/snow!) The sessions are aimed at all cis and trans women as well as non-binary people who are comfortable in a space that centres the experiences of women. The group is particularly targeted at people new or returning to football, but players of any ability who are keen to embrace and contribute to the supportive environment of the group are welcome!

Showing as part of Cinema Africa!

We're excited to present the first wave of the new African film strand at Hyde Park Picture House, supported by Leeds African Communities Trust.
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Leeds University Union

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