The Beautiful Game
The Beautiful Game is a feature documentary exploring the power of soccer in modern Africa and how it is changing the lives of individuals and communities there. This character based film tells stories from all across the continent furthering how soccer is being used as a social and developmental tool.  . The film, directed by Victor Buhler, features various noteable participants such as Kofi Annan Archbishop Desmond Tutu, F.W. de Klerk, Roger Milla (Cameroon player), John Obi Mikel (Nigeria player), Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo player), Sulley Muntari (Ghana player), Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid coach), Kolo Touré (Ivory Coast player), Yaya Touré (Ivory Coast player), Steven, Pienaar (South Africa player), Abedi Pele (Ghana player), Jay-Jay Okocha (Nigeria player), Michael Essien (Ghana player), Mahmoud El-Khatib (Egypt player), Matthew Booth (South Africa player), Femi Kuti (legendary musician) and will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas. The film also brings attention to many organizations such as Grassroot Soccer and Mathare Youth Sports Association that utilize the game of soccer to aid poor communities in Africa.
Buhler states that the six incredible characters in the film show the power of soccer across Africa and the resilience of the “resourcefulness of Africans.” Victor  The film also shows the importance of the organizations across Africa that support soccer such as The Right to Dream Academy, one of the films key charity partners.   "The Beautiful Game" has had numerous screenings across the world,, including "The Sundance Channel", and was featured on Netflix, noted as one of the ten best Soccer movies on the streaming site.
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- "The Beautiful Game".
- "The Beautiful Game: Film Review".
- "Meet Soccer Star Ema Boateng". www.independent.com.
- "Victor Buhler". americanfilmshowcase.com.
- ""The Beautiful Game" comes to London". myemail.constantcontact.com.
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