Khartoum Offside follows a group of ambitious female football players who aspire to play for the Sudanese national team in the FIFA Women’s World Cup. This visually striking documentary portrays the daily life of these confident, strong women who live in a country where football is illegal for women. They meet pressure from all sides, which they tackle with humor and hope. The film reveals the complex relationship between sports and politics and is a proof of the power of female friendship.
This text is from the Films from the South Festival, where the film had its Scandinavian Premiere.
"Zein has a strong eye and ear for a poetic image and captures the day-to-day fabric of the women's lives well"
Original title Oufsaiyed Elkhortoum
Director Marwa Zein
Producer Marwa Zein
Production Company One Productions
Norwegian co-producer Henrik Underbjerg
Norwegian co-production company Stray Dog Productions
Runtime 1h 15m