A group of young ladies in Khartoum are determined to play soccer professionally. They are prepared to defy the ban imposed by Sudan’s Islamic Military government. Their battle to get officially recognized as Sudan’s National Women’s team is fearless, courageous and often laughable. Through the intimate portrait of these women over a number of years we follow their moments of hope and deception. There is a new spark of hope when the elections within the federation could mean real change of the entire system.
Presented at Berlin International Film Festival and at some of the most important documentary festivals like Visions du Réel, CPH: DOX, Sheffield, Hot Docs and IDFA.
Mohammed Emad Rizq
Marwa Zein, Henrik Underbjerg
ORE Productions, Stray Dog Productions
Born in Saudi Arabia in 1985. She studied film directing. Since 2014, Marwa has worked as a programmer for the Sudan Independent Film Festival in Khartoum. She lives in Sudan and Germany, where, since 2018, has been studying at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Khartoum Offside is her first feature film.