Florence Ayisi, UK 2006, 53′
SUN 27 JULY, 7pm
Andrew Stewart Cinema, Gilmorehill Centre, University of Glasgow, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Free admission & non-ticketed
Women’s passion for soccer transcends gender boundaries and challenges the traditional image of women in Zanzibar, a predominantly Muslim society. The film presents a provocative and timely portrait of Women Fighters, a team of strong-willed women determined to better their lives and define new identities through playing football. Despite opposition and limited facilities, the women succeed to play the game they love, and their challenging viewpoints are signs of changing times on this exotic Island in East Africa. Zanzibar Soccer Queens presents personal stories of aspirations, shattered dreams, self-determination, friendship and confidence gained from playing football. Their stories present unique insights into the lives and experiences of women in modern Africa.The women’s passion for football is a desire for freedom and a passion for life! Playing soccer is a catalyst for personal change and a gateway to new experiences.