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

Country Sudan

Year 2019

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

Language Arabisk

Links IMDb