homeless world cup

in the hands of the gods
In the Hands of the Gods
In celebration of the Homeless World Cup's arrival in Melbourne, we celebrate the culture of the round ball with free film screenings and a special performance event.

From around the world they come, and in streets across the globe they play. Whether it's a form of emancipation or self discovery, the links are strong.

These two excellent films explore the inner and outer worlds that draw young and old to the sport, and a very special performance event by The Big Issue vendors and their friends explores the cultures that inspire and encourage us in our darkest hours.

The 2008 Homeless World Cup runs from 1 - 7 December at Federation Square.
For more information head to www.homelessworldcup.org

in the hands of the gods

In a quest to meet their hero Diego Maradona, a group of British lads take their freestyle soccer skills across the globe.

football under cover

No politics, just passion is the catch cry for this documentary about an historic friendly match between the Iranian and Berlin women's soccer teams.

australian perspectives special screening

Struck by Lightning

Presented in conjunction with the Homeless World Cup, Jerzy Domaradzki's 1990 drama follows the fortunes of a disabled soccer team.

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