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Sleeping Giant: An Indian Football Story
Date: February 2013
Director: Daniel Glynn. Producer: Mat Hodgson Distributor: BBC Worldwide. Click here for Distributor page
Festival’s :London Kicking and Screening Film Festival,Berlin 11mm Film Festival, New Delhi Tiger Paw Sports in association with the LA Sports Film Festival.
WATCH THE NEW TRAILER: Mumbai, India. Milind Deora, MP for South Mumbai, walks through a slum & sees kids playing football in sandals and dust. He sees talent, he sees hope. The Mumbai Junior Soccer Challenger is born. From 2000 kids, just 2 will be selected to fly to England & be trained like pros, by premiership club Queens Park Rangers. Two quite different boys embark on the journey of a lifetime. Over 3 years, we follow Shaun & Hussein from the streets of Mumbai to the elite footballing grounds of London, where they pursue their dream and learn the harsh realities of professional football. Their emotional story opens up a journalistic discussion about Indian football, past and present, why it has fallen from grace and how it might find redemption.
With contributions from Milind Deora, Amit Bhatia, Mihir Bose, Arunava Chauduri, Marc Bircham, Steve Gallen & Ishan Saksena