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'Rollaball' - Doc On Ghanaian Polio Survivors & A Skateboard-Inspired Brand Of Soccer (Fundraising)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 7, 2012 at 2:31PM

Directed by Eddie Edwards, and produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!, will produce Djo Munga's next feature, as well as Wanuri Kahiu's, and is behind initiatives like ImagiNations, and African Metropolis), Rollaball is a feature-length documentary, currently in production, about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disability.
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Directed by Eddie Edwards, and produced by Steven Markovitz (he also produced Viva Riva!, will produce Djo Munga's next feature, as well as Wanuri Kahiu's, and is behind initiatives like ImagiNations, and African Metropolis), Rollaball is a feature-length documentary, currently in production, about Ghana’s skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, who play a skateboard-inspired version of soccer adapted to suit their disability.

To help make the completed documentary possible, your assistance is needed.

The filmmakers want to raise $35,000 in 30 days. The currently have a 28-minute rough cut of the film, and with the funds raised, will be able to return to Ghana to complete principal photography.

The film has already received production funding from The National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa, won the Puma Creative Catalyst Award in partnership with Channel 4 Britdoc Foundation, and was selected for the prestigious Sheffield Doc/Fest in 2012.

It's also already received interest from sales agents, broadcasters and distributors.

The goal is is a 2013 debut of the film.

You can *like* its Facebook page HERE.

Check out the promo trailer below, and then head over to Kickstarter (HERE, or click in the widget below) to make your contribution, with about 2 weeks left to go in the campaign, and 26% funded as of the time of this post):


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