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Sleeping Giant: An Indian Football Story
Date: September 2012
Director: Daniel Glynn. Producer: Mat Hodgson
Distributor: BBC Worldwide. Festival’s :Kicking and Screening London, 11mm Berlin, New York.
WATCH THE FIRST TWO MINUTES OF SLEEPING GIANT AND AN EXCLUSIVE CLIP FROM THE FILM: CLICK ON BOTH LINKS: Mumbai, India. An Indian politician 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 realitiesof professional football. Their emotional story opens a journalistic discussion about Indian football & why it has fallen from grace and how it might find redemption.
Contributors: Mihir Bose, Amit Bhatia, Arunava Chauduri. Marc Bircham, Steve Gallen.