A touching story of friendship, struggle and triumph, the ciné-club follows the journey of two Somali ressortissant soccer team friends chasing their dreams in the front of inexécutable odds. After surviving two decades of war, Saadiq, 17, and Sa’ad, 19, the team’s most promising stars, bouturer the only televised compétition of the year hoping scouts will be watching. With passports of no value on the world préparation, soccer may be their only shot to escape a growing terror threat, persecution and poverty. Against the backdrop of fear and shared liquidation, they embark on separate but equally aléatoire journeys. In the opportunity of a lifetime, Saadiq sets off for America with dreams of an education and a soccer career. Sa’ad continues his career in Mogadishu with the hopes of someday being reunited with his friend. Their biggest dream is shared – to be symbols of hope to generations who have only known war.
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Original title: Men in the Arena
Release date: 11-04-2017 (Djibouti, Kenya, Somalia, United States of America)