Documentary Film Screening with Producer Beth-Ann Kutchma
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 6:00 PM
“Without a Fight” is a feature-length documentary film that explores how soccer can facilitate social change in Kibera, one of Africa’s largest slums. Footage of violent clashes fueled by polarizing national presidential elections is intertwined with profiles of youth from different religious and ethnic backgrounds as they navigate daily life and prepare for the final championship soccer game of the season. The film provides a glimpse – often a very positive one – into an Africa few have seen. It attempts to break stereotypes associated with people who live in extreme poverty while depicting sports as a tool that could be used to prevent violence among at-risk youth.
Part of International Week at JMU; for information, check http://www.jmu.edu/international/iweek/highlights.shtml.