Kicking It

98 MINS2008SportsTVPG
directors
Jeff WernerSusan Koch
Starring
Colin Farrell
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 Afghanistan, Kenya, and Ireland. Win or lose, for these players it would be the journey of a lifetime.
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