Soccer City

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(DOCUMENTARY, 60 MINUTES) Race. Class. Poverty. Faith. Hope. Soccer. Welcome to Alex––the largest and most notorious township in South Africa where soccer is lived, not played.

Includes all of the following in the download: the complete film in full HD plus all 13 individual episodes, the three official high-res posters, and the official stills shot by award-winning photographer, Pete Muller.

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Soccer City

(DOCUMENTARY, 60 MINUTES) Race. Class. Poverty. Faith. Hope. Soccer. Welcome to Alex––the largest and most notorious township in South Africa where soccer is lived, not played.

Includes all of the following in the download: the complete film in full HD plus all 13 individual episodes, the three official high-res posters, and the official stills shot by award-winning photographer, Pete Muller.

14 Videos

  • SOCCER CITY

    1h 1m · Downloadable

  • Comeback Kid

    3m 9s · Downloadable

  • Welcome to Alex

    5m 7s · Downloadable

  • Girls vs. Boys

    3m 53s · Downloadable

  • Life After Football

    4m 16s · Downloadable

  • My Last Chance

    5m 12s · Downloadable

  • Patrick vs. Portugal

    3m 57s · Downloadable

  • Rising Star

    3m 43s · Downloadable

  • Rough Diamonds

    5m 32s · Downloadable

  • Soweto City Cup

    4m 49s · Downloadable

  • Superstar

    5m 39s · Downloadable

  • Tournament Day

    4m 39s · Downloadable

  • Workin' It

    5m 20s · Downloadable

  • Finale

    5m 8s · Downloadable

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  1. SOCCER CITY

    1h 1m · Downloadable

    Race. Class. Poverty. Faith. Hope. Soccer. Welcome to Alex––the largest and most notorious township in South Africa where soccer is lived, not played.

    With the first ever FIFA World Cup in Africa as a backdrop, witness the cultural importance of soccer in township South Africa through the lives of five individuals born and raised in the oldest and toughest of South Africa’s townships, Alexandra, locally known as ‘Alex.’ Seventeen-year-old dribbl...

  2. Comeback Kid

    3m 9s · Downloadable

    Meet seventeen year-old dribbling sensation, Nancy "Maradona" Majola. Life isn't easy in Alex particularly for girls, even for someone as determined as Nancy but she's a fighter...

  3. Welcome to Alex

    5m 7s · Downloadable

    Meet Ricardo "Rico" Kutumela, one of Alex's youngest, most capable and most charming ambassadors. Join him as he provides an on-the-ground tour of Alex, its people and its singular passion for soccer while showing how the township has changed.

  4. Girls vs. Boys

    3m 53s · Downloadable

    Nancy gets teammates from Alexandra Ladies together for a match again some real competition...boys.

  5. Life After Football

    4m 16s · Downloadable

    Get a behind-the-scenes look at Shakes' current hustle as a TV personality on the biggest show in South Africa! But is it all it's cracked up to be?

  6. My Last Chance

    5m 12s · Downloadable

    Growing up, Shakes and his siblings had to flip a coin to see who would get the bed. Meet Shakes' family as he and his brother talk about growing up in Alex and bowing out of professional soccer. Then follow Shakes into the best party in Alex!

  7. Patrick vs. Portugal

    3m 57s · Downloadable

    Patrick and his professional team, BIDVest Wits, take on the Portugal national team!

  8. Rising Star

    3m 43s · Downloadable

    Patrick is something of a celebrity in Alex, particularly with the young bar-going crowd and who can blame them. Everyone wants to play soccer professionally and he's doing it! Yet behind the glamour are the sometimes dark and always challenging realities of growing up in Alex.

  9. Rough Diamonds

    5m 32s · Downloadable

    Meet sixty-nine year-old Jacob "Babes" Bopape. He is a true man of the people, a product of apartheid South Africa, and an incredibly articulate wealth of information both historical and current. Babes tell us his story and shows us the challenges facing the youth of South Africa.

  10. Soweto City Cup

    4m 49s · Downloadable

    Patrick Phunwayo is one of just five professional soccer players from Alex. Meet and hear from his coach, a former English Premier League player, as he gives us a tour of one of the most exciting new development systems in South Africa during the Soweto City Cup.

  11. Superstar

    5m 39s · Downloadable

    Meet one of the most famous former professional soccer players in the history of South Africa, Isaac "Shakes" Kungwane. Shakes shows us where it all started for him and what it was like to achieve every kid's dream of playing soccer professionally. His glory days are long gone though and the question is, what now?

  12. Tournament Day

    4m 39s · Downloadable

    The day has come for Nancy's Alexandra Ladies to compete in a big tournament but problem after problem confronts the ill-supported team.

  13. Workin' It

    5m 20s · Downloadable

    Ricardo works hard and studies hard to make it in Alex but you always have to make time for friends and hang with the ladies...

  14. Finale

    5m 8s · Downloadable

    This is the end. Shakes, Babes, Patrick, Ricardo and Nancy play soccer against some local kids and leave us with their final thoughts on soccer, South Africa, Alex and life.