PIKIN PLAYERS Documentary Teaser
Check out the teaser trailer for PIKIN PLAYERS a documentary currently in production, directed by Sybille Spinola.
This project is close to our hearts because it is partnered with Education Without Borders, a non-profit organization we support, to produce the film.
Even though the documentary is still in production, I think the teaser shows enough of what the film will look like and I am looking forward to seeing it.
If you would like to show your support for the film you can make a donation to Pikin Players here and/or to Education Without Borders.
Pikin Players Synopsis: PIKIN PLAYERS is the story of two or three African boys who dream of traveling to Europe to make it as professional football players. We meet the boys in their homes in Cameroon, where they are waiting for invitations for trials in Europe. As they prepare for the journey out of Africa, we see what their life is like in Cameroon; their family, their school, their friends and the role football plays in their day-to-day life.
Through the eyes and experiences of these boys, PIKIN PLAYERS explores the wider themes that envelop the narrative of the film. We investigate the illegal academies and the unlicensed agents who promise these boys success outside Africa. We see the pressure the boys are put under by their parents and witness the process of the trafficking of these young football players to Europe.
The film joins the boys on their personal and physical journey from their homes in Cameroon to the streets of Europe, where they try to secure a position at a professional club. We see the decisions they have to make if things don’t go as planned and the difficulties encountered when their tourist visa runs out.
Watch the teaser trailer for Pikin Players below.