Kicking It

Kicking It
1:38:00 | 2008

Categories: Documentary, Action, Festivals, Sports



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.

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Acefan Braun
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March 29, 2015
A
Diane Marie
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March 23, 2015
A+
Well done!
Scarlett Skinner
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March 21, 2015
A+
Luis Barrios
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November 3, 2014
A
An eye oppener
Richard Tatomir
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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
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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
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May 12, 2014
A+
Wesley Hempel
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February 22, 2014
A
This film was great. It put tears on my face and more hope to us all.
Eric Reygers
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February 13, 2014
A-
DOUGLAS
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January 23, 2014
WHATS GOING ON