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Brazil-Set Sequel To South African Doc 'Streetkids United' In The Works, Ahead Of World Cup

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 1, 2013 at 2:18PM

Brazil-Set Sequel To South African Doc 'Streetkids United' In The Works, Ahead Of World Cup
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A sequel to the 2011 Berlinale Generation selection documentary Streetkids United, is in development, with Amsterdam's F&ME, Brazil's TV Zero and the UK's JaJa Film Productions teaming on the project.

To be titled Streetkids United II – Brazil 2014, like the first doc, in what is to become a franchise, the sequel will center on the familiar tale of primarily black youth for whom sports, in this case football (or soccer as it's known here in the west) might be a way to more promising futures. 

The sequel (given its title) is obviously being made to coincide with next year's World Cup event which Brazil will host.

Says F&ME’s Mike Downey:

“The 2014 event will bring teams of street children together from 20 countries to compete and to make their voices heard. As with the first Streetkids United film – our goal is to tell the story of the children and the event – and through it draw the world’s attention to the terrible plight of street children across the globe, and the fact that these children are somebody.”

Roberto Berliner will direct the sequel.

Stephen Daldry (director of critical darlings like Billy Elliot, The Hours, and The Reader) has come on-board to executive produce.

The 2014 Street Child World Cup will be hosted by the Action for Brazil’s Children’s Trust, which has patrons including Pelé, Jimmy Page, Brian May, Fernando Meirelles, Jeremy Irons and Juliette Lewis.

Here's a trailer for the first film:

This article is related to: Stephen Daldry, Coming Soon, Brazil


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