Black Pearls

Innumerable sub-Saharan Africans spend years of uncertainty in refugee camps such as the Traiskirchen centre. They wait for a visa, though most of them lack the necessary documents, or the more realistic outcome, deportation. Black Pearls is the name chosen for a football team formed four years ago by African asylum-seekers. Football, as a common language and source of hope, provides an opportunity for them to transform their reality, or just forget it for a while. The film mainly accompanies Larry McDon, the team´s cofounder and top scorer. Glimpses of the team practicing show the players struggling against aimlessness, and it also gives them support and positive energy. (elevenminutes.at)

Orig. Title
Schwarze Perlen
Year
2008
Country
Austria
Duration
11 min
Director
Benedikt Rubey
Category
Documentary
Orig. Language
english
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Credits
Director
Benedikt Rubey
Concept
Wolfgang Murnberger
Cinematography
Harald Staudach
Music
Boris Fiala
Editing
Benedikt Rubey, Karin Hammer
Sound
Florian Kindlinger
Production
eleven minutes
Production Manager
Harald Staudach
Supported by
ZDF / arte
Available Formats
Festivals (Selection)
2008
Wien - VIS Vienna Independent Shorts
Hamburg - Int. Kurzfilm-Festival & No Budget