Kicking It

1hr 38min | 2008



In the summer of 2006, while the football world's attention was focused on Germany, thousands of players around the globe were training hard and competing to be part of another World Cup ... The Homeless World Cup.  It had been a wild idea by a Scot and an Austrian -- to give homeless people a chance to change their lives through an international street soccer competition.  Five years later, the annual Homeless World Cup had become an internationally recognized sports competition.  500 homeless players from 48 nations would ultimately be selected to represent their country in Cape Town, South Africa - coming from such disparate parts of the world as war torn Afghanistan, the slums of Kenya, the drug rehab clinics of Dublin, Ireland, the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, the overflowing public shelters of Madrid, Spain, 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.

Narrated by Colin Farrell, KICKING IT tells the compelling story of seven athletes in a sport with billions of fans worldwide -- athletes who share a common condition with one billion of our fellow humans: they are homeless. 


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Topics: Sundance Film Festival, Homeless, Africa, Soccer, International, World Cup, Dream Chasing, Tournament, Closed Caption, Tribeca Film Festival, Colin Farrell, Documentales, Acción, Action, Documentary
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Luis Barrios
Luis Barrios
November 3, 2014
A
An eye oppener
Richard Tatomir
Richard Tatomir
July 25, 2014
I have worked as a homeless outreach worker, shelter worker, and now clinical counsellor near Vancouver, Canada for several years. Though I know I make a difference giving psychological/emotional tools to clients so they can control their own destinies, this movie has confirmed my path to establish an organization or volunteer my time to organizations that make an impact at the political and social level for many more than one individual at a time. Thanks for creating such an inspiring and well done documentary. Also, though I have seen a lot working on the streets, this movie made me cry the whole way through. Thought I should mention that :)
Lorgio Eduardo Córdova Montes
Lorgio Eduardo Córdova Montes
June 27, 2014
A+
Una obra de arte genial. Explora el universo de las personas sin hogar de diversos paises a traves del futbol. Ahora tengo una mejor aproximacion y se que puedo colaborar desde mi lugar. Un abrazo a todos los que participaron del film. Ademas un saludo fraterno al equipo de Kenia.
Sarah Nohavec
Sarah Nohavec
May 12, 2014
A+
Wesley Hempel
Wesley Hempel
February 22, 2014
A
This film was great. It put tears on my face and more hope to us all.
Eric Reygers
Eric Reygers
February 13, 2014
A-
DOUGLAS
DOUGLAS
January 23, 2014
WHATS GOING ON
fermin
fermin
January 20, 2014
B-
Cathryn Lafayette
Cathryn Lafayette
January 18, 2014
A+
Marc Homer
Marc Homer
December 27, 2013
A
Nice film!