Kicking It

Kicking It

Director: Susan Koch Cast: Colin Farrell

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Kicking It

In 2001, a pair of South African journalists and activists who were also serious soccer fans came up with an idea to help the world's homeless. They created a Homeless World Cup, in which teams of street soccer players from across the globe were organized into national teams and given the chance to compete as a way of putting a human face on issues of economic justice, as well as giving street people a chance to show their talents to the world. The first Homeless World Cup tournament was held in 2003, and since then tens of thousands of players from 48 nations have taken part in the games, with over 70 percent of the athletes reporting they've been able to leave homelessness behind after competing in the tournament. Documentary filmmaker Susan Koch offers a close-up look at the Fifth Homeless World Cup competition in Capetown, South Africa, in the documentary Kicking It, which focuses on six footballers from Ireland, Spain, Kenya, Russia, Iraq, and the United States as they look back at their chaotic lives and how sports have given them the chance to improve their lot. Narrated by Colin Farrell, Kicking It received its North American premiere at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/09/2008
UPC: 0858423001469
Original Release: 2007
Rating: NR
Source: Liberation Ent
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:39:00

Special Features

English SDH: Subtitled for the deaf and hearing impaired; Trailer; Photo gallery

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Colin Farrell Narrator

Technical Credits
Susan Koch Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Rick Allen Executive Producer
Charlie Barnett Score Composer
Randy Boe Executive Producer
Kat Byles Executive Producer
Keith Clinkscales Executive Producer
Jack Davies Executive Producer
Doug Smith Executive Producer
Joe Edelman Executive Producer
Mark Ein Executive Producer
Colin Farrell Executive Producer
Raul Fernandez Executive Producer
Shelia Johnson Executive Producer
Ted Leonsis Producer
Nigel Morris Executive Producer
Neil Barrett Cinematographer
David Pottruck Executive Producer
Russ Ramsey Executive Producer
Soroush Shehabi Executive Producer
Douglas G. Smith Executive Producer
Alan Tavener Sound/Sound Designer
Jeff Werner Editor
Todd Wider Producer
Jedd Wider Producer
Kennedy Wright Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Kicking It
1. A Ball [2:58]
2. Dublin [3:47]
3. Nairobi [5:00]
4. Madrid [4:25]
5. North Carolina [3:59]
6. Team Selection [2:11]
7. Cape Town [5:20]
8. Welcome [5:16]
9. Kenya vs. Nigeria [5:27]
10. I'm Happy Here [4:59]
11. Ireland vs. Afghanistan [3:30]
12. The Spanish Team [8:21]
13. Russia [8:16]
14. Game Time [4:46]
15. Final Days [12:37]
16. Believe [5:04]
17. World Cup Finals [8:46]
18. Going Home [4:08]

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