Narrated by Colin Farrell, KICKING IT tells the compelling story of seven athletes who share a common condition with one billion of our fellow humans—homelessness. In the summer of 2006, while the soccer world's attention was focused on Germany, thousands of players around the globe were training hard and competing to be part of a different kind of World Cup. Originally created by a Scotsman and an Austrian to give homeless people a chance to change their lives through an international street soccer competition, the annual Homeless World Cup has since become an internationally recognized sports competition. Five hundred players from 48 nations would ultimately be selected to represent their countries in Cape Town, South Africa—coming from such disparate parts of the world as the war zones of Afghanistan; the slums of Kenya; the drug rehab clinics of Dublin; the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina; the overflowing public shelters of Madrid; and the unforgiving city of St. Petersburg, Russia, where the homeless have no rights or identity. Win or lose, for these players it would be the journey of a lifetime.
Topics: Sundance Film Festival, Homeless, Africa, Soccer, International, World Cup, Dream Chasing, Tournament, Closed Caption, Tribeca Film Festival, Colin Farrell, Documentales, Acción, Action, Documentary