As the momentum behind our Homeless Film Festival continues to build, we have been strengthening our network of ties with other organisations concerned with homelessness, the latest of which is The Homeless World Cup . We are pleased to confirm that we will be working with The Homeless World Cup to film this year’s tournament in Paris!
The tournament takes place at the Champs de Mars 21-28 August 2011, when 64 National football Teams comprising homeless and socially marginalised players from across the world will unite for seven days of gritty, fast paced street soccer.
For the players, taking part the tournament represents an unlikely opportunity to achieve a dream shared by millions; to wear their national colours with pride, represent their country on the pitch and enjoy the adulation of the crowd. Players who previously lived on the outskirts of society find acceptance, understanding and the courage to re-evaluate their lives.
This ethos is one directly parallel with what we are trying to achieve through film with The Homeless Film Festival. Being involved in film and television seems an unattainable dream for people all around the world; to have the platform for their stories, ideas or performances to reach millions of people. Through the Homeless Film Festival, people marginalised from society will be given a means of making themselves heard around the world, and be equipped with the confidence and knowledge to take positive action and move forward with their lives.
This is the official promo for the Paris 2011 Homeless World Cup (21-28 August 2011). It features the voice of football icon and Homeless World Cup Global Ambassador, Eric Cantona. Created in collaboration with Promax UK, Beautiful TV and Nike the promo features music from the Mercury Music Prize Nominated Brighton based ‘Go! Team’ with a superb track called ‘The Running Range’ from their album ‘Rolling Blackouts’.
We are currently looking for film submissions to feature in our Homeless Film Festival in February 2012. More information and how to get involved can be found on our Homeless Film Festival page.
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