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GRAMNet Film Series
Khartoum Offside

Wed 11 March 2020

A group of exceptional young women in Khartoum are determined to play football professionally. They are prepared to defy the ban imposed by Sudan's Islamic Military government and they will not take no for an answer.

Their battle to get officially recognised as Sudan's National Women's team is fearless, courageous and often laughable. However, their struggle is unwavering. Through the intimate portrait of these women over a number of years we follow their moments of hope and deception.

Despite the National Football Federation getting FIFA funds earmarked for the women's teams, this team continues to be marginalised. However, there is a new spark of hope when the elections within the federation could mean real change of the entire system.