Fri, Feb 8, 2:30pm: Children, sport & film (FREE screening & panel discussion)

Friday, February 8, 2013, 2:30pm, University of Manitoba
(Room E3-262, Senate Chamber, Engineering Building)
FREE Screening and panel discussion

Cristiano’s Shirt (2011)
Narrative/ Belgium/ 17 min
Director: Vincent Bruno

Eleven-year-old boys Tom and P’tit Lou dream of owning the same jersey as Cristiano Ronaldo, their idol. Entrepreneurial and resourceful, they devise a plan to raise some money. But with only a limited number of jerseys available to purchase, their scheming might have come too late.

41 Days (2012)
Narrative / Eqypt / 21 min
Director: Ahmed Abdelaziz

It’s World Cup, 1994, and young soccer fan Youssef is forbidden to watch TV – even the cup games – in keeping with mourning traditions after the passing of his aunt. In his time of soccer need, Youssef seeks help from an unlikely ally.

The Game Must Go On (2010)
Documentary / Greece / 22 min
Directors: Angeliki Andrikopoulou & Argyris Tsepelikas

In a cramped street in a crowded Greek city, kids gather to play after school. The adults however protest the noise and flying soccer balls so close to their homes. So the kids take matters into their own hands: trying to convince civic leaders to build them a sport field.

Panellists (discussion to follow screenings)

  • Dr. Naomi Hamer, Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures, University of Winnipeg
  • Melanie Hegg, Award Officer, The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award – Manitoba
  • Dr. Moss Norman, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, University of Manitoba

Presented in cooperation with the Health, Leisure and Human Performance Research Institute
and the University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities.



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